‘Polar Plunge’ in support of Special Olympics returns to Mississauga

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Published March 16, 2023 at 12:01 pm

An annual fundraising effort in support of Special Olympics athletes across Canada is returning soon to Mississauga.

The fundraiser, called the Polar Plunge, encourages the community to “get cold and creative for a worthy cause” by taking a leap into cold water.

This year, the event will be returning with in-person plunges at locations across the province. In Mississauga, the plunge will take place at 180 Derry Rd. on Mar. 25 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

“Whether you are an individual, organization or business, the Polar Plunge welcomes all do-gooders with a little courage and a warm heart willing to get cold and creative for a worthy cause,” reads the fundraiser’s website.

According to its website, the event has raised $721,684.95, surpassing its goal of $500,000.

“Sign-up for our 2023 Polar Plunge! Come to 180 Derry Road on March 25th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to show your support for the Special Olympics athletes across Canada,” wrote Peel police on Twitter.

All funds raised will support programming and events for more than 26,000 athletes across Ontario.

To sign up or make a donation, click here.

Photo: Peel police

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