Thank you to all the pawesome polar plungers in Edmonton!
245 plungers raised over $77,000 through donations and sponsorships making this event the most successful plunge yet!
And the season is just getting started.
“The Polar Plunge is as brave and daring as our athletes!” said Johnny Byrne, president and CEO of Special Olympics Alberta.
“We’re extremely grateful for everyone’s support here! From Olympic athletes to media members and government officials, Polar plunge brought together the bravest and best supporters willing to dive in and face the cold winter water.”
Suited up in his penguin costume, Rick Mercer made a huge splash at the event as a surprise plunger for the event. With the crowd chanting Rick, he threw caution to the wind and dived backwards into the freezing waters of Lake Summerside.
We also had brave plungers from from Olympic gold medalist, Jamie Sale, government official M.L.A Tany Yao from Wood Buffalo, media members like Rob Williams from C.T.V., Sean Burke from 840 CFCW A.M. and Mark Connolly from CBC Edmonton A.M. along with a few of Edmonton’s finest like Chief Lee Newton with the Alberta Sheriffs, Deputy Chief Brian Simpson with the Edmonton Police Service, Assistant Commissioner Marlin Degrand with the RCMP.
This beach party did not disappoint!
Check out cool photos and videos:
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
Edmonton Police Service, Sheriffs Branch of Alberta, Alberta Fish and Wildlife, Alberta Corrections, Alberta Park Warden, Canadian Forces Military Police