More than 50 people took an icy plunge in Red Deer on Saturday to raise money for the Special Oympics.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Alberta is hoping to raise $250,000 in 2020 through plunges in five cities across the province.
“This year, the event is open to all ages, and it will be exciting to see new and familiar faces braving the cold, which makes a huge impact for our athletes every year,” said Johnny Byrne, Special Olympics Alberta CEO.
Korey Cleland, who works for Alberta Corrections and helped organize Saturday’s event, said the Special Olympics provides so many great experiences for the athletes.
“The smile on their faces is why I do it every year,” said Cleland, who donned his Captain America costume to take the plunge.
So how cold was the water on a scale of one to 10?
“15,” he said with a laugh.