Polar Bear Plunge: Take the plunge in support of Special Olympics Québec
February 17, 2017
Special Olympics Québec - Montreal, February 17, 2017 – For an 10th consecutive year, the Law Enforcement Torch Run police officers are inviting the population to take the Polar Bear Plunge benefitting Special Olympics Québec on Saturday, February 18, 2017. The courageous participants, among them several police officers, Special Olympics volunteers and partners will take the plunge at the event’s new location Club de Canoë de Lachine.
The event will begin at 1 p.m. where participants will be invited to jump into ice water.
A prize will also be given to the person with the most original costume!
Heated facilities and hot broth offered by la Caisse Desjardins des policiers et policières will be provided to allow participants to change into dry clothes and get over the excitement. Each participant will be given a Polar Bear Plunge souvenir. Food, hot beverages and promotional items will be available on site.
This event is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. To register, go to defiourspolaire.com. For those who prefer dry land can make a donation at the same internet address.
About Special Olympics Québec
Thanks to the support of businesses and individuals who contribute over 90% of its funding, Special Olympics Québec offers year-round training programs and a competition network to more than 6,000 athletes 2 years old and over with an intellectual disability across the province. The programs available in 17 sports are aimed at promoting and improving the physical fitness, self-esteem and integration into society of people living with an intellectual disability. www.olympiquesspeciauxquebec.ca
About the Law Enforcement Torch Run
All over the world, the Law Enforcement Torch Run is the most important annual fundraiser benefitting Special Olympics. It helps promote the Special Olympics movement and raises the public’s awareness of the cause of people living with an intellectual disability.
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Special Olympics Québec
Law Enforcement Torch Run liaison and coordinator
Telephone: 514 503-5353
Telephone: 514 592-9765