Law enforcement officers will park their police cars at the station and trade their uniforms for sneakers as they start running and biking through Kenosha. This isn’t a training camp; it’s the Law Enforcement Torch Run®, a movement initiated by officers to raise funds and awareness for the achievements of nearly 1,400 hometown Special Olympics athletes.
Participants include individuals from Kenosha Police Department, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, UW-Parkside Police Department, Pleasant Prairie Police Department, State of WI Dept. of Corrections, and the general public. The local Law Enforcement Torch Run event, open to the public, starts at the Law Enforcement Memorial, between the Civil War and Public museums in Kenosha, on Wednesday, June 6. Registration begins at 5 p.m., the Opening Ceremony is at 5:30 p.m., and the Torch Run begins at 5:35 p.m. Follow the Special Olympics Torch through downtown Kenosha. It concludes at the Somers Fire Station #2 (off of Highway E and Sheridan Road). There is no fee to participate; however, donations will still be accepted.
Admission of $5 per person from the After Five was donated to Special Olympics.
A word from our sponsors: Special Olympics Polar Plunge is this Saturday; Plunge After Five is Thursday
The event has been changed up a bit with a new Plunge name and location for 2012…The Southeastern WI Polar Plunge (formerly known as the Pleasant Prairie Plunge) will be held at The Brat Stop, in Kenosha. A giant pool will be set-up in The Brat Stop’s parking lot.
Join in on the fun at this family-friendly event…you can Plunge and Party all in one cool location-The Brat Stop.
There also is a way to participate for those “Too Chicken” to Plunge. Registering as a Chicken means participants still raise funds, but stay totally dry, while watching others plunge.
The Southeastern Wisconsin Polar Plunge, at The Brat Stop, will feature food, drinks, auctions, raffles and music by The Kingfish. For those just interested in watching it all, there will be Plunge viewing areas both poolside (outside) and inside The Brat Stop.
Non-participants/general public can enjoy the Post-Plunge Party from 2 to 7 p.m. A $5 donation to Special Olympics gets you legendary food and drinks from The Brat Stop.
Registration for the Southeastern WI Polar Plunge can be done online until Friday, Feb. 10, at noon. Or, register in person, at The Brat Stop, on either Friday, Feb. 10, from 6 to 9p.m., or the day of the event, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30p.m.
The Polar Plunge is Special Olympics Wisconsin’s largest and most well-known fundraising event. Southeastern WI Polar Plunge is one of twelve plunges that will be held throughout Wisconsin. The purpose of this event is to be “freezin’ for a reason,” and to raise funds to carry out the Special Olympics mission.
Special Olympics Wisconsin’s Southeastern Regional Office supports nearly 1,400 local Special Olympics athletes, from five counties–Racine, Kenosha, Rock, Walworth and Jefferson. The regional office hosts events throughout these five counties year round.
For more information on the Polar Plunge event, please visit http://www.specialolympicswisconsin.org – click on Polar Plunge, scroll down and click on Southeastern WI Plunge, or contact the Regional Office using the information below.
Also, on Feb. 9, The Brat Stop and Polar Plunge will sponsor a Business After Five at The Brat Stop from 5 to 7 p.m.
Admission is $5, which will be donated to Special Olympics. The local business community is invited.
Those attending the After Five will get a sneak peak behind the scenes of the plunge, get to meet Special Olympics athletes, learn tips from expert plungers, and enjoy food, drink, and open networking.
On Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 5 to 8 p.m., local Special Olympics athletes and volunteers will become “Helping Hands” that will cook up a little fun and funds at HuHot Mongolian Grill. Volunteers from Special Olympics Wisconsin will display their grilling skills, assist HuHot’s dining room staff and mingle with patrons, while also raising funds through raffles and souvenir sales.
You’ll also have an opportunity to talk to local Special Olympics athletes and hear heart warming stories from volunteers.
The Southeastern WI Polar Plunge (formerly known as the Pleasant Prairie Plunge) will be held at The Brat Stop, in Kenosha.
A giant pool will be set up in The Brat Stop’s parking lot. Now all of the fun at this family-friendly event will take place in one location.