Some Dunwoody police officers are preparing themselves for the annual spectacle of the Polar Plunge.
For those who may be unfamiliar, the Polar Plunge is an event — usually held for a charity — where participants throw themselves into a body of water during the winter months.
This year, the Dunwoody Police Department will be among those participating in the 2019 Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Georgia. The event will take place on Saturday Feb. 23 ay 1 p.m. at Acworth Beach at Cauble Park.
The police department has set a goal of raising $10,000 this year. You can donate to a Dunwoody Police Officer and help them reach that goal at http://bit.ly/SupportTeamDPD2019. Also, if you’d like to participate in the plunge yourself, the police department would like to remind you that it is not too late to sign up. You can go to www.plungega.org to find out more information or show up at Acworth Beach to register at 11 a.m.
Saturday’s weather is expected to be rainy with a low of 61 degrees and a high of 70, so while the water will be cold, it isn’t expected to be freezing.
The mission of Special Olympics Georgia is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.