Kingston Police, are hosting the annual Kingston Polar Plunge next month, and invite everyone to help raise awareness and funds for the athletes and families of Special Olympics Ontario.
This non-profit organization helps provide quality sports and training programs for children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability that are only possible through the generous donations that are raised at events such as the Polar Plunge, Kingston Police said in a media release dated Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024.
Kingston Police will again have a dedicated team to get #FreezinForAReason, and ask the public to register themselves or a team, or offer donations in support of those already jumping in to brave the cold.
“We’ve set a high goal of $75,000 this year so the more teams, participants, or donations we get the better!” Sgt. Steve Koopman shared with Kingstonist in an email.
For those participating, registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Confederation Place Hotel at 1 Brock Street. The actual plunging will take place on Crawford Wharf at the bottom of Brock Street at 11 a.m.
Kingston Police encourage spectators to attend and cheer on the plungers. Visit https://soopolarplunge.crowdchange.ca/54170 for more information, and to register or donate.