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St. Charles First Responders to Take the Plunge for Charity

Proceeds Raised to Benefit Special Olympics Illinois Athletes

Members of the St. Charles Police and Fire departments will be “freezin’ for a reason” as they go jump in a lake for the 2019 Polar Plunge. The event is March 3, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Loon Lake in Yorkville and all proceeds raised benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Last year, St. Charles Police helped raise $13,758.97 for Special Olympics Illinois.

The St. Charles Police and Fire team has a fundraising goal of $3,000. Fundraising helps 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 fifth polar plunge. Larsen will be joined by St. Charles firefighter/paramedic Stephen Siwy, St. Charles Park Safety Supervisor Tim Timberlake, along with 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 the St. Charles Police and Fire Team, visit the Special Olympics Illinois website.

created Feb 15, 2019 updated Mar 18, 2019