Polar Plunge lives up to its name

Posted 3/1/19

On Saturday, a crowd of men, women, and children gathered to plunge into the chilly waters of Jordan Lake to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina. Despite frigid rain and …

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Polar Plunge lives up to its name

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On Saturday, a crowd of men, women, and children gathered to plunge into the chilly waters of Jordan Lake to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics North Carolina. Despite frigid rain and temperatures hovering around 40 degrees, a sizable crowd turned out to cheer on some 45 willing participants, including Chatham County Sheriff Mike Roberson and his wife Annette, who were among the first in the water. “Our goal was to raise money for an amazing cause,” said event coordinator Sergeant Rocky Smith, who plunged into the water three separate times during the event. “Our sponsors and Polar Plungers delivered above and beyond our goal.” More than $10,000 was raised during the event. “I am especially grateful to Mark Jacobson Toyota, Bold Construction, Pittsboro Rotary, Fritsch Engineering, NC State Parks, Recovery Logistics and Tonya Bracken for sponsoring the event and supporting Special Olympics NC,” he said. The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting additional fundraising events for Special Olympics NC, including a Chicken Tender Dinner in Goldston on May 3 and a golf tournament on May 13th at Governors Club. More information on upcoming events will be available on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CCSONC as well as on www.chathamsheriff.com.

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