The Lethbridge Polar Plunge made huge waves this past weekend. Participants braved the cold on Saturday to raise funds for Special Olympics Alberta. Braylon Hyggen, a constable with the Lethbridge Police Service, highlighted the funds that have been raised so far for Lethbridge and Alberta.
“The fundraising is still coming in. I think we are over about $13,000 right now. But I know even with our own personal group, we are still collecting money, and I’ve seen money coming in still. So we’re holding open the registration until March 1, so I’m hoping to see an increase in that. But right now, we’re about $13,000 for just Lethbridge alone. The province we’re getting close to our goal of $150,000.We’re at about $135,000 right now. So considering last year we only were about $80,000 or just over $80,000, this is a huge, huge improvement compared to last year.”
Hyggen says at the end of February the provincial Special Olympics will be taking place in Strathcona County and in June the world games will start in Germany.