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2020 Harwich Polar Plunge

Join us for this FIRST TIME plunge! That’s right we have a brand new Polar Plunge in 2020 and want you to be the a part of the inaugural group of plungers! What’s so unique about this Plunge? The Harwich Polar Plunge is among our NEWEST Plunges! We’ve had so much fun all over the state and now we’re bringing that fun to the Cape! Law Enforcement from across the Cape will be participating and so can you! Want to show us how brrrrave you are? Be Bold. Get Cold. This winter during the March 14th Harwich Polar Plunge! Register…

Author: Ellie Gamache

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LETR 2019 Year in Review

LETR Year in Review for 2019 By: LETR Executive Council Co-Director, Chief Rick Pierce (Retired) Greetings, Another very successful year for the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Torch Run program is about to come to an end. Our 2019 LETR activities and events will set another fundraising goal as we continue to raise funds and awareness for our Special Olympic Athletes in Massachusetts. Our 2019 fundraising projected total is $736,000! Once again, in 2019 we have seen new members and departments join our LETR team as we continue to expand and grow our program. LETR Executive Co-Director Chief Jim DiGianvittorio and…

Author: Meghan O'Neil

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2020 Sharon Polar Plunge

Join us for this annual plunge that is a fan favorite! What’s so unique about this Plunge? The Sharon Polar Plunge will bring you back to your glory days, as it takes place right at Sharon High School! Plungers register in the gymnasium, take a stroll to the lake, plunge, & come back to the gym to warm up and get some awards! With Special Olympics Massachusetts Hall of Famer, Sgt. Larry Crosman, at the helm of this Plunge, it is sure to be fun. Want to show us how brrrrave you are? Be Bold. Get Cold. This winter…

Author: Ellie Gamache

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2020 Nantasket Polar Plunge

One of the longest standing plunges: Nantasket Polar Plunge Did you know the Nantasket Polar Plunge started in 1996? This plunge will be 24 years old in 2020! Not only are you participating in one of the oldest plunges Special Olympics Massachusetts Plunges, it’s also one of the most beautiful located at the beach in Hull, MA! Check out this video from the Nantasket Plunge in 2012! Were you there?   Register Here!     Details: February 29th, 2020 Nantasket Beach, Hull MA Registration opens at 10:00 AM

Author: Meghan O'Neil

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2020 Marlborough Polar Plunge

Join us for a Plunge that is very close to home – or should we say close to work- for our Special Olympics Massachusetts staff. This plunge takes place right in our parking lot on Forest Street in Marlborough. What makes it unique? In Marlborough we don’t jump into a lake or ocean, we jump out of a moving truck (parked of course) and into a pool of ice cold water. Plungers then come inside to get warm and enjoy food and awards inside our office at the Yawkey Sports Training Center. This plunge is hosted by the Marlborough…

Author: Catherine Twing

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2020 Natick Passion Plunge

Join us for the first plunge of the 2020 Season! The Natick Passion Plunge, gets its name from the time of year. The Plunge is always held close to Valentine’s Day and is hosted by the AMVETS Department of Massachusetts. What makes it unique? Plungers really take brrrraaavvvving the cold to a whole new level because THIS body of water has to be SAWED open for participants to plunge. They first take out the chainsaws the day before, but need to saw the ice at least TWO more times before the plunge even starts! Don’t forget the awesome raffle prizes…

Author: Meghan O'Neil

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Tavern in the Square Tip-A-Cop a success

On Tuesday July 16, six Tavern in the Square restaurant locations held Tip-A-Cop events for Special Olympics Massachusetts. Each event featured local law enforcement officers and Special Olympics athletes helping out the waitstaff as “celebrity waiters.” After customers were finished with their meal they were provided envelopes to give a donation to Special Olympics Massachusetts if they would like. Some locations also had promotions like dunk tanks, raffles and sports memorabilia for sale to raise money. All locations offered a limited edition fruity pebbles donut for $5. All proceeds from donut sales will be donated to Special Olympics Massachusetts….

Author: Catherine Twing

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Polar Plunge January Fundraising Contest

2019 is here, and with a new year brings another year of Polar Plunge season! We are so excited to kick off the 2019 Plunge season with our fundraising contest that will last throughout January. The first week of the contest will begin Saturday, January 5, 2019 and go until the following Friday at 9 p.m. The top fundraiser in that Saturday to Friday period is the week’s winner and will receive a Plunge “swag” prize to reward their fundraising efforts! The three weeks of competition will run Saturday January 5- Friday, January 11, Saturday January 12-Friday, January 18,…

Author: Ellie Gamache

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Law Enforcement Torch Run’s 2018 in Review

By: LETR Executive Council Co-Director, Retired Chief Rick Pierce Greetings, With 2018 coming to a close, Law Enforcement Torch Run Executive Co-Director Chief DiGianvittorio and I would like to extend our sincere thanks for all your hard work and dedication to raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics athletes across Massachusetts. Our Massachusetts LETR program has continued to grow in 2018 and we have welcomed many newcomers who have joined our ranks and even organized some first-time fundraisers. We continue to expand across the state from north to south and east to west while gaining new partners and conducting some…

Author: Meghan O'Neil

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