On Wednesday, February 13, Fanshawe partnered with London Police Service, OPP and local corrections staff to host London's third Polar Plunge. Student, staff, police and community teams took the icy plunge in support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
According to Sgt. Derek Spence, this was London's most successful plunge. When the final tally was completed, the event raised $12,500, exceeding last year's total of $7,000.
While thanking the College for its support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Sgt. Spence said, “It is community partnerships like this that allow us to make a difference in the lives of so many Special Olympics athletes.”
The Polar Plunge is the largest fundraiser for Special Olympics. All funds raised directly benefits the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Last year in Ontario, Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) raised $2.3 million for Special Olympics. Worldwide, LETR has raised over $56 million and since its inception, the grand total of money raised for Special Olympics worldwide is in excess of $733 million.