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St. Charles First Responders to Take the Plunge for Charity

Proceeds from the 2018 Polar Plunge to Benefit Special Olympics Illinois Athletes

Members of the St. Charles Police and Fire Departments have pledged to “be bold and get cold” by participating in the 18th annual Polar Plunge to be held at 1 p.m. on March 4 at Loon Lake in Yorkville. The event will be the first part of the 2018 Law Enforcement Torch Run campaign to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Last year, St. Charles Police helped raise over $10,000 for the campaign.

The St. Charles Police and Fire team has a fundraising goal of $3,000 for the 2018 Polar Plunge, and is currently accepting donations. Donations help offset the cost of participation, uniforms, and health screenings for Special Olympics athletes.


The team will be led by Police Officer Jennifer Larsen, who will be participating in her fourth polar plunge. Larsen will be joined by fellow officer Scott Coryell, along with Stephen Siwy, Andrew Kidd, Phil Kuhn, and Samantha Sebeck from the Fire Department, as well as their families and friends.  

“Last year, we had an amazing outpouring of support from the community in support of Illinois Special Olympics athletes,” said Larsen. “We’re so excited to participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run again and can’t wait to build upon last year’s successes.”

For more information about the Polar Plunge and to donate to the St. Charles Police and Fire Team, click here

Police Officer Jen Larsen (second from right) poses with athletes and representatives of Special Olympics Illinois at the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run Kickoff Event on Feb. 9

created Jan 29, 2018 updated Mar 05, 2018