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For the 10th consecutive year I have made a decision to help build more inclusive communities in the world. And I am starting right here in Illinois, supporting the more than 23,100 traditional Special Olympics athletes and 13,000 Young Athletes across the state. I have committed to "Be Bold and Get Cold" this winter as part of the 2022 Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge! 

It isn't about WHERE I plunge, but THAT I plunge! While I’m getting cold just thinking about it, I’m excited to join the thousands of warm-hearted individuals that will participate this year. 

While this promises to be a little frigid, I don’t mind because we are supporting theses amazing athletes. I have set a personal fundraising goal and I need your help to reach it! Any amount is appreciated – it all goes to one “cool” cause and gets us that much closer to my icy dip.  

Best of all, your donation helps provide athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in Special Olympics programming and reveal their inner champion.

Donating through this site is simple, fast, and secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to my Polar Plunge efforts and show your support for Special Olympics Illinois. If you would like to #BeBoldGetCold alongside me or learn more about this “official event of winter,” visit for all of the chilly details.

Thanks in advance for your support – and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!


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