Manitoba’s law enforcement community is taking the plunge for charity this weekend.
The seventh annual Polar Plunge “Freezin’ For A Reason” is Saturday and raises funds and awareness for Special Olympics.
WINNIPEG — Traffic delays are expected on Saturday along the Perimeter Highway and Highway 59 for the World’s Largest Truck Convoy.
The annual Special Olympics event is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run working in conjunction with members of the trucking industry to raise funds and awareness.
Special Olympics Manitoba athletes will come together this weekend in Brandon to compete in the 2017 Provincial Summer Games.
Athletes representing 52 clubs in seven regions of Manitoba are competing in nine sports, including in golf, being held just outside of the city at the Shilo Country Club.
Winnipeg Blue Bombers general manager Kyle Walters and head coach Mike O’Shea will take a dip on Saturday in support of Special Olympics Manitoba.
The annual Polar Plunge “Freezin For A Reason” has moved to Investors Group Field this year, where law enforcement and community members will jump into an icy pool of water for the cause. Saturday’s high is a relatively balmy 3°C, giving participants a little slack this year when it comes to cold water.
WINNIPEG — Hockey great Ab McDonald has received Manitoba’s highest honour.
The Order of the Buffalo Hunt was awarded to McDonald, a four-time Stanley Cup winner and 40-plus-year supporter of Special Olympics Manitoba, during a ceremony Thursday evening.
Special Olympics Manitoba recruited some brave souls to jump into a pool of icy water on Saturday. For the end of January though, the temperatures were in the single plus digits, so don’t feel too bad for them.
The 2016 Polar Plunge “Freezin For A Reason” is an event organized by the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) all across North America in order to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics athletes — 1,600 of them right here in the province.
In 2015, 121 Manitobans took the plunge, raising just over $39,000. More than 100 participants suited up this year, bringing in north of $30,000 in early totals.
WINNIPEG — A campaign launched today will raise funds for Special Olympics Manitoba and the national arm of the organization country-wide.
From now until November 1, 2015, customers who shop at Safeway will be invited to make a $2 donation to help fund Special Olympics programs across Canada. In return, donors will receive five Air Miles reward miles.
?This year’s campaign has an emphasis on nourishing champions and educating ?Special Olympics athletes, coaches and parents about the importance of proper nutrition in order to perform their best.