Polar Plunge to help Special Olympians

The Columbus Police Department (CPD) wants to remind you about a special event coming up next month. Department Spokesman Lt. Matt Harris says the “Polar Plunge” benefits the Indiana Special Olympics.

Lt. Harris says that last year marked the first time that the Polar Plunge was held inside the city. He says that three CPD officers took part in that event and the goal is to at least double that number for this year’s event. Individuals, or teams, can get sponsors who pledge a certain amount for taking the plunge. The money raised goes help the mission of the Indiana Special Olympics. Harris stresses that the Polar Plunge is not only for police officers. You are encouraged to take part, either in the plunge itself, or by donating money to the brave souls willing to submerge themselves outdoors in February.

The Polar Plunge is Saturday, Feb. 6 on Fourth Street in downtown Columbus. For more on this story, visit firstgiving.com/soindiana/2016columbusplunge.