Community Involvement

Avenal prison bake sale raises over $1,200 for Special Olympics

Prison staff stand by tables of baked goods.
Avenal State Prison staff offered baked goods for sale to benefit Special Olympics.

Avenal State Prison raised $1,282 with a bake sale fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics of Northern California. The March 2 event featured baked goods, pastries, and coffee.

This marks the second in a series of fundraisers the institution will be doing leading up to the 2021 Polar Plunge taking place at Millerton Lake in April.

Social distancing and COVID-19 protocol guidelines were observed.

The first event, a burrito sale, raised $1,000, bringing their two-event total to $2,282. Read more about the first event at

ASP staff said they’re proud to continue to step up to support the community and important organizations like the Special Olympics.

Learn more about Special Olympics of Northern California at their website,