River Grove police to take plunge for Special Olympics
Chicago Tribune - 2/25/2020
A team of seven River Grove police officers will plunge into the icy waters of Lake Michigan to raise money for Special Olympics.
The Chicago Polar Plunge is March 1 at North Avenue Beach.
“This is the eighth year that the River Grove Police Department has participated,” said Adrian Murillo, officer and department organizer. “We’re hoping to raise $5,000 this year.”
The River Grove team, called Frozen 5-0, has raised $20,000 over the past eight years. This year, there will be contingent of about 20, including family and friends.
Murillo said Mario Paredes from M&M Pro Audio in River Grove participates with the department each year since he has a son with special needs.
“The Special Olympics is very important to us,” Murillo said.
Most officers do a total dunk, he said.
“The feeling is very shocking,” Murillo said. “It wakes you up.”
To donate to the River Grove Police Department’s effort, visit: https://secure.qgiv.com/event/team/850600/
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