Community Involvement

CDCR, CCHCS teams plunge into Lake Tahoe

Men and women in costume stand with towels on a snow-covered beach.
Polar Plunge at South Lake Tahoe will be March 28. Fresno's Millerton Lake Plunge is March 14. (CDCR file photo.)

The CDCR/CCHCS team, Freezin’ for a Reason, will plunge into Lake Tahoe March 28 to benefit Special Olympics.

“Join us as we Plunge for Special Olympics to encourage inclusion through sports and change the way that people think about and treat individuals with intellectual disabilities. Funds raised from the South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge help us continue to generate change in our communities and enhance the lives of our athletes and their families,” according to the team’s website. “Yes it takes a lot of guts into jump in chilly waters in the middle of winter, but we’re crazy enough to do it. Are you? You can dip your big toe or your whole body, it is completely up to you.”

More CDCR community involvement

Avenal State Prison will plunge March 14 at Millerton Lake as part of the Fresno Polar Plunge. The prison currently holds the top fundraising spot for the event.

Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF) has a slate of fundraisers happening in the coming weeks.

  • CCWF will participate in the Polar Plunge on March 14 at Millerton Lake in Fresno. There will also be an upcoming silent auction is scheduled to take place at CCWF during the first week of March. Proceeds will go between Special Olympics and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
  • Bowl for Kids Sake, March 22, Fresno. Fundraising going on to include bragging rights between Valley State Prison (VSP) and CCWF for top fundraising.
  • Fifth annual Support Blue Fresno Police Department Law Enforcement run is Feb. 29. It’s the largest law enforcement run in the Central Valley, according to organizers. Top honors for largest group of participants is honored. The race is almost sold out and CDCR is tied for Top Honor.

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