This year marks the 10th anniversary of the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Alberta.
The Polar Plunge challenges people to bravely jump into frigid waters to fundraise and raise awareness of Special Olympics.
Usually, the event includes a number of meet-ups with large groups of supporters. For 2021, the event will be held virtually to protect participants from the spread of COVID-19.
“The safety of our members, participants, and the public is of utmost importance, so making the decision to move the Polar Plunge to virtual-only, while unfortunate, was relatively easy for us,” said Chief Lee Newton, LETR executive council chair.
“We want to encourage all Albertans to join us in celebrating our 10th anniversary by taking the Plunge for these great athletes.”
The plunge season will begin with a virtual opening ceremony on January 31. Donations will be collected up until March 13.