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Polar Plunge 2019 Press Release

Local Law Enforcement and citizens come together for Freezin’ for a Reason, a Polar Plunge in support of Special Olympics Nova Scotia

Members of the Nova Scotia Law Enforcement Torch Run (NS LETR) have created the coolest event in Halifax. The LETR Polar Plunge, now in its third year, the Plunge has already proven across North America as an exciting and unique way to raise money for Special Olympics.

The Halifax Polar Plunge will be held in Grand Parade in Halifax on Saturday, March 23rd, at 12:00 noon. Spectators are encouraged to cheer on Police; Local Firefighters, Search and Rescue, local businesses, citizens and Special Olympics athletes as they race to the finish from a 25ft high slide into an icy pool of water.

Special Olympics NS offers grassroots programs across the province. These quality sport programs enhance and change the lives of our athletes through increased fitness, healthier lifestyles and by building self-confidence. Funds raised truly make a difference and provide the foundation for athletes to train and compete locally and on a pathway that can lead all the way to World Games! We have 6 athletes returning home from Abu Dhabi today as proof that you and the LETR can help dreams come true!

“The LETR is a proud partner of Special Olympics internationally and locally. Last year we raised over $20,000 to help over 100 members to Team Nova Scotia compete at the 2018 National Summer Games in Antigonish” says LETR Event Chair and HRP Sgt Kim Robinson. “On Saturday we hope to meet or exceed our efforts from last year to allow all athletes in Nova Scotia compete, train and succeed in their chosen sport,” says Robinson

The forecast is looking like a great day for a Plunge.  Registration is still open, and interested plungers can register up to, and including, plunge day on March 23rd by coming directly to Parade Square at 10:00 am. Spectators are encouraged to come out and watch the plunge and cheer them on.  Chief JM Blais, Halifax Regional Police, will lead the Brave plungers as the first plunger at 12 noon. YouTube influencer, and Fortnite Pro, Nicholas Amyoony (Nick Eh 30) will also be on hand to share the experience to his 4.2M subscribers.  To learn more on the plunge visit the website at www.nsletr.ca

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The Nova Scotia Law Enforcement Torch Run wants to increase awareness of Special Olympics while raising financial contributions through a variety of fundraisers. Our Law Enforcement team includes representatives from Municipal Police, RCMP, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries and Oceans Canada; we also work closely with Special Olympics Nova Scotia.

For more information:

John MacDonald Special Olympics NS  902-402-8257 jmacdonald@specialolympicsns.ca

Sgt. Kim Robinson, LETR Polar Plunge Chair 902-222-4668   robinsk@halifax.ca