Picture Special: Huge crowds take a ‘polar plunge’ in aid of Special Olympics!

first_imgDozens of Gardai and soldiers joined members of the public this morning to brave the freezing waters of Lough Swilly!Many people dressed up for the polar plunge, with Frosty the Snowman making an appearance! Many gardai and soldiers donned their uniform for the occasion!Participants raised a staggering €6,000 for the Special Olympics!Proceeds will be given directly to the Irish Special Olympics team who will make the journey to Austria next week for the winter games. The Ryan family, finalists in RTE’s hit tv show ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’ also took the plunge, along with former Irish Olympic marathon runner Danny McDaid.As well as soldiers from the 28th Infantry Battalion at Finner Camp, Gardai from Milford, Rathmullan and Letterkenny also took part as well as the Mulroy Coastguard and the Sheephaven Sub-Aqua Club.Food was supplied by Dougal’s Pizza, Coffee Time and Rathmullan House, Belle’s Kitchen sponsored the best-dressed prize while local man Cormac Fegan did an excellent job as compere for the day.Picture Special: Huge crowds take a ‘polar plunge’ in aid of Special Olympics! was last modified: March 4th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Lough SwillyPolar PlungeSpecial Olympicslast_img

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