Groups take a cold dip to benefit Special Olympics

OCEANSIDE — The San Diego Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge is back again Feb. 19 at Oceanside Pier, raising money for the Special Olympics. Along with the police and deputies, individuals, families, organizations, schools and businesses can support local Special Olympics athletes by jumping, running or crawling into the waters of the Pacific Ocean.
The Oceanside and Carlsbad Police Departments have long been fundraising partners with Special Olympics. This is the fifth annual Polar Plunge and the goal is $20,000 to give more children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sport, training and athletic competition. The organization is looking for men, women and teams of swimmers to sign up at
Once the event finishes about 11:30 a.m., participants are encouraged to have lunch at Joe’s Crab Shack, nearby at 314 Harbor Drive South. As one of our sponsors, Joe’s Crab Shack, will donate a portion of all Polar Plunge participant proceeds that day to Special Olympics.
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