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Shelburne Police Polar Plunge Final Numbers Are In

Shelburne | by Jill Young  

The 3rd annual event brought in a total of $47,303.40 - an increase over last year by more than $11,000.

The final numbers are in for the Shelburne Polar Plunge.

According to Shelburne Police, the third annual event brought in a total of $47,303.40.

That's an increase over last year by more than $11,000.

Officials say 70 people jumped into the frigid water Family Day back in February.

Sgt. Paul Neumann congratulated Constable Jeff McLean who organized the event, crediting his dedication to Special Olympics Ontario and this community.

The event included raffle give away's including Maple Leafs and Blue Jays tickets as well as rounds of golf at the Hockley Valley Resort.

Neumann says $5451.20 was raised through the raffle alone with the prizes being donated by Special Olympics Dufferin.

Special Olympian Dylan Brown took home the prize for Highest Special Olympian Fundraiser with $1230 raised.

Best Team Costume went to the Glenbrook Grizzlies with the team decked out in costumes from the Wizard of Oz.

Crew Mechanical won Most Creative Costume.

Special Olympics Dufferin raised $9,210.00, the most of any team.

And Jasmeer Kalsi won Youngest Plunger.

PC McLean, Special Olympics Coach Kurt Carlson and Special Olympics Coach Brad Brown were the top three individual raisers with $3300, $3220 and $2285 respectively.

Sponsors for the event were:
- D&D Pools - Set up/take down/pool
- Domino's Pizza - 50% of proceeds to cause
- Champ Burger - Incentive Prizes
- Orangeville Equipment Rental - Heater Rentals
- Shelburne 164th Air Cadet Squadron - Change Areas
- Orangeville Citizen/Shelburne Free Press - Advertising
- Pete's Deli - Coffee/Hot Chocolate
- Shelburne Rotary Club - iPad - Highest Fundraiser
- Shelburne Kinsmen (Shelbrrr organizers and raffle "presenters")

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