O’Fallon PD to take icy plunge in support of Special Olympics

OFallon PDO’FALLON – Later this month, eleven members of the O’Fallon Police Department will run into the icy waters of Carlyle Lake to show their support of the Special Olympics.

The Plunge into Carlyle Lake will take place on February 27. Local officers, including Chief Van Hook, will once again take part. The department has posted a link to their team page requesting that residents consider donating to the cause. Any donation amount will greatly benefit the athletes.

The department laid out some examples of how a gift can help…

• $10: Covers the cost of a medal for an athlete. Help us put as many medals as we can around the necks of these proud victors.

• $25: Supports local competitions throughout Illinois. These events serve the most – and most in need – athletes.

• $50: Establishes a Player Development Model for athletes on the autism spectrum and/or with sensory considerations.

• $100: Provides a free health screening for an athlete allowing them to compete in one of 19 sports!

• $250: Provides Global Messenger training – a weekend-long course for athletes who want to tell their story!

If you are interested in donating, please visit the O’Fallon Police Department’s facebook page where they have a link to their donation page.