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Posted on: February 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Wheaton Police Department's Team Taking the Polar Plunge

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Team Frosted Donuts is hungry for more. Following a successful Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Illinois in 2021, the Wheaton Police Department’s Team Frosted Donuts will Be Bold, Get Cold by participating in the 2022 Polar Plunge. 

Last year, the team raised more than $27,000 for Special Olympics Illinois athletes with the support of the Wheaton community. The team is aiming its sights on crushing its 2021 fundraising efforts, and the Wheaton community is invited to help.

“We were blown away by our community’s support of last year’s Polar Plunge,” said Wheaton Police Department Community Engagement Officer Crystal Miroballi. “This is one meaningful way that the Wheaton Police Department can help give back to the community we serve, so we’re setting our goal even higher to provide the opportunity for as many local athletes as possible to participate in Special Olympics programs.”

This event is part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Illinois, which supports athletic programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities. More than 23,100 traditional Special Olympics athletes and 13,000 Young Athletes participate in Special Olympics Illinois programs. 

Like last year, Special Olympics Illinois is encouraging teams to organize their own events. The Wheaton Police Department team will be gathering and plunging into a large, icy water-filled pool. If you’d like to learn more about the team or lend your support, you can visit the team site and click on “Roster” for each member’s story and page

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