"Freezin For A Reason"

More than 40 plungers braved the cold water at the DRPS “Freezin for a Reason” plunge On Thursday, March 2, 2023.

The Polar Plunge, presented by DRPS’ Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee, is a fun opportunity to support Special Olympics Ontario athletes by taking a flying leap – into very cold water!

A giant bin was set up outside the Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Centre in Pickering and filled with water just before the plungers started to arrive. A special thank you to the City of Pickering for hosting the event and Loft House Construction for building the platform for the plungers.

It was a fun day that has so far raised more than $21,000 to benefit Special Olympic Athletes from Durham Region.

DRPS’ goal was to raise $30,000 and we are just shy of that goal – but there is still time to donate. Donations will be accepted until the end of March.

Donations can still be made at https://soopolarplunge.crowdchange.ca/27855

Thank you to the Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee who made the event possible and to the plungers, donors and athletes who raised money for this very worthy cause.

We would also like to acknowledge and thank additional sponsors:

City of Pickering

Pickering Fire

Durham Paramedics

Black's Water

Waste Management, Kitchener

Brad Tillman from HQN

Lofthouse Construction

Thomas Milner of Thomas Milner's Lawncare & Sodding

Oshawa Generals

Lenzon's Tim Hortons


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