Event: Law Enforcement Organizations Take the Plunge for Special Olympics                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Location: Eugene & Springfield, Lane County, Oregon
Date/Time: Saturday, February 18 | 10:00 AM
More Information: spdpi@springfield-or.gov
Completed By: Zak Gosa-Lewis, SPD Public Information Coordinator


EUGENE, OR. – Law enforcement officers from agencies in the Eugene- Springfield area participated in the Annual Eugene Polar Plunge. The plunge, and accompanying 5k, took place Saturday, February 18th at Maurie Jacobs Park. Officers from the Springfield Police Department, the Eugene Police Department, the University of Oregon Police Department, and the Lane County Sheriff’s Office participated with over 40 members attending.

At the time of this release, the four agencies have combined to raise nearly $12,000 for Special Olympics Athletes here in the Eugene-Springfield area.

The Track Town Polar Plunge is made possible by the generous support of statewide and local sponsors: Law Enforcement Torch Run of Oregon, EMBOLD Credit Union, Lithia & Driveway, Mattress World Northwest, and Jiffy Lube. We would also like to recognize the Lane County Sheriff’s Office for providing water-safety coverage throughout the duration of the event via their Search & Rescue program, Volunteer Dive Team, and safety officers.
About Special Olympics Oregon Special Olympics Oregon serves more than 14,000 participants with intellectual disabilities year‐round and statewide through the organization’s life changing sports programs. Athletes gain self‐confidence, social competency, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Learn more at www.soor.org