Hundreds of people jumped into the water at Vancouver’s first-ever Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.
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Vancouver Police staff were the first ones in the water at Kitsilano Beach to support the cause.
Chief Adam Palmer, with his uniform still soaking wet, says this is a cause close to them.
“The Vancouver Police Department and law enforcement agencies throughout B.C. have been supporting Special Olympics for decades, so when this event came out we jumped on board right away and we are super happy to be here today supporting the athletes.”
Funds raised help support sport programs and competitions for more than 4000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities across the province.
Palmer says although this was the first time the Polar Plunge takes place in Vancouver, it certainly won’t be the last.