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Members of the DRPS take the plunge for Special Olympics

Several teams representing the DRPS took part in a polar plunge Friday (March 21) in support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics Ontario.

The second annual event, held outside the Pickering Recreation Centre, raised more than $21,000.

“The group hopes to continue building on the amount raised this year and encourages more people to come out to support the cause,” reads a social media post from the DRPS.

All of the funds will directly benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

“The Law Enforcement Torch Run engages law enforcement worldwide championing acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities, starting first with their own communities. Known as Guardians of the Flame, law enforcement members and Special Olympics athletes carry the ‘Flame of Hope’ into the opening ceremony of local competitions, and into Special Olympics provincial, national, regional and world games,” the post continues.

“Each year more than 97,000 dedicated and compassionate law enforcement members carry the ‘Flame of Hope’ symbolizing courage and celebration of diversity around the globe.”

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