Over the past 6 years and with hundreds of “Freezin’ for a Reason” plungers, the Polar Plunge PEI hosted by LETR PEI, has raised over $95,000 to support Special Olympics PEI programs.
The 7th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge in support of Special Olympics PEI will take place at 1:00pm on Sunday, April 7th in Charlottetown, and Sunday, April 14th in Summerside for 2019. Both locations will use a pool this year and specific locations will be announced soon.
Provincial Torch Run Chair, Roger Steadman – Park Warden Supervisor with Parks Canada added, “We’re very excited to celebrate our 7th year of the Polar Plunge and have more teams involved! We have been able to raise funds and public awareness about Special Olympics on Prince Edward Island during this ‘Freezin for a Reason’ annual event. We invite everyone to come out and have some fun watching their friends, teammates, neighbours, Special Olympic athletes, and members of the Law Enforcement community don costumes and jump into some frigid waters in Charlottetown and Summerside for such a great cause.”
“This is such an inspiring event!” says Special Olympics PEI Executive Director, Charity Sheehan. “It is a unique way to bring the general public, Law Enforcement community and members of Special Olympics PEI together to fundraise. In the past we have had a wide range of individuals take the plunge in costumes or in agency uniforms. We encourage everyone to join in the fun!”