Polar Plunge raises $90,000+
More than 300 “plungers” jumped into the waters of Lake Lanier last month to raise a record amount of $90,000 for Special Olympics Georgia. Organizers said it was the most successful “Polar Plunge” ever. The event, held in chilly temperatures and sustained winds of 30 plus mph, was held at Sunset Cove at Lake Lanier Islands. As a result, more than 800 Special Olympics athletes will be funded for their activities for the entire year.
Notable achievements went to:
• Top Non-Law Enforcement Team – Knumb Knights from Johns Creek, raising more than $21,000
• Top Law Enforcement Team – Johns Creek Police Department, raising more than $10,000
• Top Non-Law Enforcement Individual – Father Paul Flood, raising more than $3,500
• Top Law Enforcement Individual – Off. Jimmy Marshall (Johns Creek PD), raising more than $7,000.