Campus Safety took the Plunge in support of Special Olympics
On Saturday Feb. 21, 2015, three members from Carleton University’s Department of University Safety participated in the 2015 Polar Plunge in support of the Special Olympics. This year is the first year this event has been held in Ottawa.
The Department’s team, Carleton U Safety Plungers, raised $415 which assisted event organizers in exceeding their $25,000 fundraising goal. The money will assist offset the costs to host the provincial floor hockey championships in May which will be held at Carleton University.
Dozens take Polar Plunge for Special Olympics (with video)
Steady snowfall and temperatures that dipped to -22 C with a bracing windchill didn’t faze dozens of people who voluntarily jumped into a dumpster full of icy cold water on Saturday.
The Polar Plunge, a fundraiser for Special Olympics Ontario, exceeded its goal of $25,000. The money will help offset costs for holding the provincial floor hockey championships at Carleton University in May.
It’s the first time the Special Olympics event has been held in Ottawa. Organizers say the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group were glad to offer up TD Place stadium as a venue.
“They said, ‘If you want to go on the football field in the middle of winter, god bless you,’ ” said Kirk DeFazio.
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Great game - win, lose or pie
When it comes to alumni hockey games, well, nothing beats a pie in the face.
“The pie hitting the guy in the face,” was young Jonathan McLeod’s response, when asked for his favourite moment in the NHL Alumni fundraiser, which visited the Cornwall Civic Complex on Family Day.
Fitting, since it’s a family affair, one where the score doesn’t matter. What matters is raising funds for a cause. In this case the NHL Alumni Benefit Tour’s stop in Cornwall was raising funds for Special Olympics Ontario.
The Cornwall Law Enforcement All-Stars provided the opposition, and it was officer Derek Duchesne taking the aforementioned pie in the face.