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Over the weekend of 3-4 August 2024, hundreds of police officers, and other law enforcement and emergency service agencies will be freezin’ for a reason as they take part in the biggest Polar Plunge ever held in the Oceania region.

The reason for diving into chilly winter waters is to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics who bring sport, joy and inclusion to people with intellectual disability/autism.

And you can enjoy the fun!

Special Olympic athletes, volunteers, corporate supporters, school students and members of the public are welcome to join this inaugural national event, hosted by Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). It will take place in eight locations across the region. If you’re not ready to plunge, come and cheer on our participants – there will be lots of excitement to see at each event!

Worldwide, LETR engages over 100,000 law enforcement officers as champions of acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disability/autism, uniting communities across the globe. It began in Wichita Kansas, USA and in Australia in 2002. Over the years, LETR support has evolved and now encompasses a variety of innovative activities.

Special Olympics Australia CEO, Pierre Comis says:

“LETR continue to bring great joy to the athletes of Special Olympics Australia by providing support, encouragement and friendship, as well raising much-needed awareness and funds. It’s a very important partnership and having law enforcement officers as champions of inclusion for athletes is a win-win for everyone.”

Media Enquiries
For photographs, athlete profiles or interviews with
the CEO of Special Olympics Australia, please contact:

Sharon Nixon
Brand + Community Engagement
Special Olympics Australia
0406 821 461