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.
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.
Special Olympics Manitoba is sending its provincial team to Vancouver this week to compete at the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games.
Team Manitoba will have 124 athletes in action July 8-12.
Competitors were selected through their performances at the 2013 Spring and 2013 Summer Provincial Games. The 11 sports that Team Manitoba will be participating in are power lifting, soccer, softball, rhythmic gymnastics, bocce, athletics, swimming, basketball, golf, five pin bowling and 10 pin bowling.