There were 175 brave plungers that came out Saturday morning to dive into Arbour Lake! Together we raised over $50,000 !
“It was a perfect day to take the plunge in Calgary,” said says Sergeant Stephen Scott, Correctional Peace Officer with the Calgary Remand Centre, Justice and Solicitor General and the Calgary event lead.
“We have a great turn out of veteran plungers and newcomers. It’s amazing to see the awesome support we receive from the city and many people getting know and caring about our Special Olympics athletes.”
“The Polar Plunge is as brave and daring as our athletes!” said Johnny Byrne, president and CEO of Special Olympics Alberta.
This annual event draws dare devils and devoted plungers who come together to raise funds for Special Olympics Alberta. This year plungers range from government officials like M.L.A Michael Connolly to Calgary Stampeder Alex Singleton and Canadian Olympic gymnast, Kylie Stone. There were also Calgary’s finest taking the plunge with Chief Keith Blake of the Tsuut’ina Nation Police, Calgary Police Service Deputy Bob Ritchie, Deputy Chiefs Sat Parhar, Paul Cook and Ray Robitaille, and Calgary Community Standards Commander Doug Odney.
Over a hundred supporters and spectators also took advantage of the winter activities available at the event like the hot chocolate station, Tim Hortons coffee, Cabela’s kids ice fishing and Buffalo Wild Wings on site.
We would like to thank would like to thank the partners that made the event bigger and better like provincial partner William Huff Advertising and local sponsors: Arbour Lake, Canadian Forces Calgary Highlanders, Cabela’s Calgary, Buffalo Wild Wings and Tim Hortons.
Individual Plungers who raise funds will have a chance at the following incentives:
Top Plungers who raise the most funds enter for more prizes and glory
Calgary Police Service, Calgary Fire Department, Corrections Canada, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, Alberta Fish and Wildlife, Alberta Sheriffs, Tsuut'ina Nation Police, Calgary Bylaw Services, Public Safety Communications, Calgary Police Service Auxillary Cadet