Accueil
   Highlights

Highlights

THE 2018 POLAR BEAR PLUNGE RAISES $55 000 FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS QUÉBEC ATHLETES
17 February 2018
THE 2018 POLAR BEAR PLUNGE RAISES $55 000  FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS QUÉBEC ATHLETES

Montreal, February 17, 2018 –Thirty-six teams leapt into the icy waters of the St. Lawrence River this Saturday at the Lachine Canoe Club and offered a dazzling show as part of the 2018 Polar Bear Plunge. The fundraising event, organized by the police officers of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee, raised $55 000 for Special Olympics Québec athletes.Among those who took up the challenge were police officers, politicians, corporate partner managers and employees, volunteers and SOQ athletes. Many teams wore very original costumes, and the costume voted best overall received a prize.

Net revenues for the activity will support training programs and competition networks, as well as other activities aimed at the more than 7,200 Quebec athletes living with an intellectual disability.

The Polar Bear Plunge was organized by the Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee, in collaboration with the Lachine Canoe Club, the Service de Police de la Ville de Montréal, the Sûreté du Québec, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the CN Police, several other police services, the Scotiabank and the Caisse Desjardins des policiers et policières.

About Special Olympics Québec

Special Olympics Québec offers year-round training programs and a competition network throughout Quebec to more than 7,200 athletes with intellectual disabilities aged 2 and over. Sports programs in 17 disciplines, as well as athlete health and development programs, aim to improve fitness, confidence and self-esteem and create more inclusive communities.

 www.olympiquesspeciauxquebec.ca

About the Torch Run

Worldwide, the Law Enforcement Torch Run is the largest annual fundraiser for Special Olympics and promotes and educates the general public about the cause of people living with intellectual disabilities. 


Subscribe to the Newsletter

Partners

© 2018 Special Olympics Québec