Shelburne Polar plunge for special olympics raises over $19,000.00
Shelburne Police hosted a 2018 Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics on February 19, 2017 (Family Day Monday) as part of Shelbrrr Fest 2018.
PC Jeff Mclean of the Shelburne Police Service organized this fundraising event with what was considered a challenging goal of raising $10,000.00 for Special Olympics. PC Mclean not only reached that goal, but almost doubled it. The Shelburne event raised $19,270.00!
Thanks to the 30+ plungers, the Shelburne Air Cadets, Shelburne and District Fire Department, Dufferin County Paramedic Service, Shelbrrr Fest, the Shelburne Kinsmen, Pete’s Deli, Canadian Bath Bomb Company, Shelburne Family Chiropractic and so many more for their efforts in taking this event a success!
Here is the list of plungers:
Shelburne Police Chief Kent Moore
Shelburne Police Sgt. Mark Bennett
Shelburne Police Constable Ryan Hubbert
Shelburne Police Constable Jeff McLean
Shelburne Police Auxiliary Constable Dennis Jeronimo
Shelburne & District Fire Chief Brad Lemaich
Shelburne & District Fire Fighter Joel Chisholm
Dufferin Paramedic Service Chief Tom Reid
Dufferin Paramedic Dillon Varey
Shelburne Mayor Ken Bennington
Shelburne Deputy Mayor Geoff Dunlop
Shelburne Town Councillor Dan Sample
Town of Shelburne Works Lead Hand Brad MacDonald
Town of Shelburne Bylaw Officer Vanessa Albanese
Special Olympian Ryan MacBean
Dr. Stephanie Avery
Rebecca Buck (Hyland Heights Elementary School)
Trish Linton (Hyland Heights Elementary School)
Becky Nienhuis (Glenbrook Elementary School)
Todd Schooley (Glenbrook Elementary School)
MJ Stewart (Glenbrook Elementary School)
Erinn Yetman(Glenbrook Elementary School)
Charity Hunter (Glenbrook Elementary School)
Valerie Smith (Glenbrook Elementary School)
Belinda Cox (Centre Dufferin District High School)
Caleb Jonker (Centre Dufferin District High School)
Morgan Priest (Centre Dufferin District High School)
Zoe Priest (Centre Dufferin District High School)
Emma Schofield (Centre Dufferin District High School)
The two top individual fundraisers were Dan Sample & Ken Bennington. The top fundraising team was Super Troopers/Shelburne Police Service. “We look forward to hosting this event for many years to come! “, states PC Mclean. PC Mclean also thanks Country 105for broadcasting the plunge live on Facebook! “What a great community we serve. Thank-you to all the participants, community partners, and to those who supported the event through pledges and by attending the event. The success of this event is a testament to the great people of Shelburne. Thank-you PC Mclean for you hard work on this event”, states Chief Moore.
The above media release provided by Shelburne Police Services Media Relations Officer, Sergeant Paul Neumann.