Portland, March 1st, 2014. More than 2,000 Portlanders jumped into the frigid water of the Columbia River to support Special Olympics Oregon. The cold weather did not dampen enthusiasm and great costumes added to the fun. Organized by Oregon Law Enforcement, the Polar Plunge, is the largest grass roots fundraiser in Oregon. Money raised supports 12,000 Special Olympics Oregon participants statewide. (photo credit, Cameron Browne)

Members of Oregon Law Enforcement enjoy the fun.

Members of Oregon Law Enforcement enjoy the fun.

 One of the sponsors for the day, Oregon’s Health CO-OP – Bob Dickes, Cinthia Manuel, KJ McAllister, Jake Byron (event emcee Alpha Broadcasting, Dylan Hornstein.

One of the sponsors for the day, Oregon’s Health CO-OP – Bob Dickes, Cinthia Manuel, KJ McAllister, Jake Byron (event emcee Alpha Broadcasting, Dylan Hornstein.

Pam Abrahamsson and Carolynn Duncan.

Pam Abrahamsson and Carolynn Duncan.

Drew Carney (emcee, KGW) with costume contestant.

Drew Carney (emcee, KGW) with costume contestant.

 

Waiting to plunge

Waiting to plunge 

Special Olympics Oregon offers training and competition opportunities in 14 different Olympic-style sports. They hold events in every region of the state, every month of the year, providing athletes the opportunity to be competing and training as often as they choose.

Seo wordpress plugin by www.seowizard.org.