Saturday, March 9, 2013
The 2013 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge in Yorkville raised over $90,000 to benefit the Illinois Special Olympics.
On Sunday, about 400 people jumped into the icy waters of Loon Lake at Silver Springs State Park in Yorkville. They did so as part of the 2013 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge. Plungers had to raise at least $75 in donations in order to participate in the event. All proceeds collected go toward Illinois Special Olympic athletes. In total, the Yorkville Polar Plunge raised $92,593. The Yorkville event is one of 20 Polar Plunges held around the state from mid-February through mid-March. Individuals who raised more than $500 and the top fundraising teams from all of the Illinois plunges are entered into various prize drawings. Prizes include a vacation to Mexico, an iPad Mini, Chicago Wolves tickets, and more. The Polar Plunge events …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
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The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge took place Sunday at at Silver Springs State Park's Loon Lake. A benefit for Special Olympics, the event raised about $78,000. Members of Team Oswego (made up of Oswego law enforcement personnel and family members) raised about $3,100. Special thanks to the Oswego police for submitting this photo.
Friday, May 20, 2011
4.5 mile run through town set for June 8.
On June 8, 15 representatives from the Oswego Police Department will lace up their running shoes for the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Law enforcement personnel from 50 states and 35 countries participate in the annual Torch Run to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics athletes. This year, OPD is hosting an Adopt a Cop fundraiser to raise the $100 minimum required of each participant. Sponsors will have their name on a banner, which will be incorporated into the Torch Run.Those interested in adopting a cop can contact Officer Cherese Spears at 630-551-7359 or Connie Jackson at 630-551-7300. Through the Adopt a Cop fundraiser, Spears said OPD hopes to “get the community more involved and more aware” of …
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
About $94,500 raised for Special Olympics.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Hundreds of people trekked out to Loon Lake in Yorkville on Sunday to participate in the 11th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge. With temperatures hovering around the freezing point, teams from across the area, including several from Oswego, braved the even colder water temperatures to raise money for Illinois Special Olympics. In all, the 282 people who took the plunge raised about $93,000. According to Cheryl Depaepe, the event's organizer, about $110,000 was raised during last year's event. "I'm very, very happy with the proceeds raised this year," she said. "We're already planning for next year's event."