Coming Soon: Windsor’s 6th Annual Polar Plunge: Can You Bear It

Saturday February 15th, 2020

Posted at 11:00am


Can You “Bear” It?

After the busyness of the holidays, it is easy to get into a Winter slump. Many of us want to burrow beneath a mountain of blankets and hide from Old Man Winter. However, the Winter season excitement isn’t over just yet!

Coming soon: Windsor’s 6th Annual Polar Plunge on Friday, February 28th at 6:30 pm at Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre where all funds raised go directly to Special Olympics Ontario.

Presented by Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run (OLETR), the largest grass-roots fundraiser for Special Olympics, Windsor’s law enforcement is asking for your support in reaching a community goal of $50,000.

But wait, what is Polar Plunge?

As the name suggests, a Polar Plunge is a Winter fundraising initiative where individuals are invited to “be bold and get cold” by jumping into icy water. For Windsorites, a specially constructed pool is set up for the occasion. Individuals and businesses can participate by paying the registration fee or securing donations.

So, why not jump at the chance to plunge into icy water and cross it off your bucket list? We know you’ve seen other communities around the world do it, why should Windsorites miss out on all the fun?

Why jump?

Since 2015, polar plunge initiatives in Ontario have raised over $1.5 million for Special Olympics Ontario, an organization dedicated to the year-round facilitation of training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. As for Windsor, we have raised $231,640 to date.

Become part of history and help over 25,000 athletes experience the thrill of competing.

How Do I Participate?

1- Register

2- Accept the waiver for the 2020 plunge

3- Begin to collect donations in-person, online, or through a combination of both from all your friends, family, co-workers, and anyone who would like to see you freezin’ for a reason.

NOTE: All plungers will receive a fleece lined buff, two passes to Adventure Bay, and a buy 1 get 1 free coupon for tickets to a Windsor Spitfire game.

Download the plunger tool kit to learn more!

Of course, there is no shame in not jumping! You can still make a general donation, support a plunger, or a team.

Fun fact: You don’t have to jump alone! Not only can you create a team, but you can wear costumes.

Whether you plunge alone, in a team, are a student, or a business – we appreciate all of those who leave their warm homes behind for a chance to jump!

Sponsored story by Windsor Police Services in association with Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run (OLETR), promoting community involvement in Windsor Essex for Special Olympics Ontario. Follow YQG’s Polar Plunge accounts on Facebook and Twitter!

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