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Polar Plunge in support of Special Olympics

York Regional Police, in partnership with the York Regional Police Association, is raising awareness and funds in support of Special Olympics Ontario by participating in the annual Polar Plunge.

The plunge will take place at the York Regional Police Association building in Aurora on March 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

To take the plunge, register at yrp.ca/plunge or register on site. Registration is at 6 p.m. All are welcome to plunge, support the participants or just cheer them on.

This year the Polar Plunge will have a St. Patrick’s Day theme so those in attendance are encouraged to wear green.

Over the past 53 years, Special Olympics has grown from a modest program serving local athletes to become the world’s largest movement dedicated to promoting respect, acceptance, inclusion and human dignity for people with intellectual disabilities through sports. Support from the community is crucial in keeping Special Olympics Ontario running smoothly.

York Regional Police is a long-time supporter of Special Olympics Ontario, having hosted two Games, in 2000 and 2013. For more than 20 years, YRP has participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which is called the Rob Plunkett Torch Run after the fallen YRP member who was the chair of the 2000 Ontario Special Olympics Spring Games in York. Many of YRP’s annual fundraising events support Special Olympics Ontario and its athletes.

For more information on this event or to donate, visit yrp.ca/plunge or for more information about Special Olympics Ontario visit specialolympicsontario.com and torchrunontario.com

 

Photo: The YRP Polar Plunge will take place at the York Regional Police Association building in Aurora on March 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

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