Community Involvement

CDCR teams brave chilly water for Special Olympics

CDCR volunteers wear costumes to raise money for Special Olympics.
CDCR teams took the plunge at Folsom Lake, raising money for Special Olympics.

CDCR Polar Plunge teams took a dip into Folsom Lake on a chilly morning, while also raising more than $6,500 for Special Olympics of Northern California (SONC).

The department’s Polar Plunge teams joined other law enforcement agencies from the greater Sacramento area. CDCR teams included Freezin’ for a Reason (Division of Adult Institutions), First 2 Chill, and CSP-Sacramento.

CDCR employees were recognized for raising the most funds by a law enforcement agency. They also swept the competition for best group costume with their superhero and St. Patrick’s Day themes.

CDCR gives back to Special Olympics

The Polar Plunge is a Special Olympics tradition in which brave supporters take a chilly winter dip to show their dedication to Special Olympics athletes. All proceeds benefit SONC. The organization provides sports, education, leadership and health programs to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

CDCR is a longtime support of Special Olympics, with fundraisers and awareness events held both inside and outside institutions. Read more about the Department’s dedication to the cause.

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