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Fanshawe College
Fanshawe to host icy Polar Plunge in support of Special Olympics

London, Ontario, Friday, February 8, 2019 – Fanshawe College has partnered with London Police Service, OPP and local corrections staff to host London's third Polar Plunge. Student, staff, police and community teams will take the icy plunge on Wednesday, February 13 in support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

The event will take place outside Forwell Hall on Wednesday, February 13 at the London Campus, 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd. There will be two plunges – one from 3 to 4 p.m. (registration at 2:30 p.m.) and the second from 6:30 to 8 p.m. (registration at 6 p.m.). All proceeds will support Special Olympics.

London Police Service Chief John Pare and Fanshawe President Peter Devlin have challenged each other and will plunge at 3 p.m. Deputy Chiefs Stephen Williams and Daryl Longworth will also plunge at 3 p.m.

"Fanshawe students volunteer many hours within the London community and this event is a tremendous opportunity to support Special Olympics," said Mark Hunter, associate dean of the School of Public Safety. "This promises to be an exciting and fun fundraiser and we look forward to welcoming all participants and supporters to the Polar Plunge."

Cost: $25 per student or $25 in donations; staff/community members $50 per person or $50 in donations. Participants should register at www.polarplunge.ca.

"We are very excited to join forces with Fanshawe College to host our third annual Polar Plunge in support of Special Olympics," said Sgt. Derek Spence. "We encourage members of the London community to join us as, together–we'll be 'freezin' for a reason!"

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, 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.

Last Updated: Friday, 08 February 2019 10:50:06 AM EST

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