The West Chicago Police Department again participates in the Coolest Event of the Year—the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge, where law enforcement officers take a flying leap into the frigid waters of an Illinois lake to support Special Olympics Illinois athletes.
The West Chicago Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 85, captained by Detective Robbi Peterson, takes the plunge at 1:00 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Loon Lake in Silver Springs State Park in Yorkville. Participants raise money from donations by friends, family and co-workers. There will be approximately 20 people in the West Chicago group which will also include family members.
To make a pledge persons can do so online www.plungeillinois.com, under support a plunger. Other ways to donate are to drop off or mail the donation to the West Chicago Police Department, Attn: Robbi Peterson, 325 Spencer Street, West Chicago, IL 60185. Checks should be made payable to Special Olympics Illinois.
The Police Department’s commitment to #Be Bold Get Cold is for the more than 23,000 Special Olympics traditional athletes and 17,000 Young Athletes across Illinois. Donations help provide athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in Special Olympics programs and reveal their inner champion.
Some of this content courtesy of Merle Burleigh.