Sunday, July 23, 2017 This Week's Paper

Take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

We REALLY need you to join us Saturday for the Special Olympics Washington Polar Plunge in Tacoma at Owen Beach/Point Defiance presented by Waste Connections, Inc. Almost 300 plungers, including 100 Pierce County Law Enforcement Officers, will brave the frigid water in support of Special Olympics Washington. There will be live music, Taco Time and a post-event festival. Pledge, plunge and win prizes, including roundtrip Alaska Airlines tickets, in support of 10,000 athletes across the state.

Too chicken to plunge? Cheer on Polar Plungers from the sidelines in the “Chicken Coop.” Chickens can still raise money and support Special Olympics…all while not getting wet! Fircrest Police Chief John Cheesman surprised Pierce County Detective Ed Troyer last year when he pushed him into the water from a boat as they checked to see how cold it was. You can expect some payback this year. Troyer says, “It’s all in good fun and even though it’s called the Polar Plunge, the wonderful feeling you get afterward knowing how much it helps the athletes makes it all worthwhile.”

Ruston Police Chief Jeremy Kunkel, University Place Police Chief Mike Blair, Fife Police Chief Brad Blackburn and yours truly will lead a contingent of over 100 law enforcement officers plunging Saturday but without good citizens like you, the event won’t achieve the goal of $75,000!


Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (opening ceremony 11 a.m., Plunge at noon)


Owen Beach, Point Defiance Park in Tacoma


Nearly 300 plungers and you!!