Douglas Brooks, director of the Rural Police Training Academy reports that on Saturday, December 4, 2010 the current class of recruits from the 22nd Basic Course for Police at the Rural Police Training Academy at Genesee Community College participated in the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Polar Plunge at Hamburg Beach in Hamburg, New York. The recruits generated over $1000 in donations coming in 24th out of 89 teams for this very worthy yearly event. All 24 recruits attended the event and 17 actually braved the 40 degree waters of Lake Erie for the cause.
“This was a total volunteer event and I appreciate the hard work of this class for a great cause,” said Brooks said. The event generates funds and raises awareness to benefit the Special Olympics, with similar events occurring throughout the year at locations across the country. “It is a very unique way of not only raising funds for a great cause, but also building camaraderie among the recruits.”
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Editor’s Note: For a photograph of the Genesee Community College Police Recruit Polar Plunge go to http://marketing.genesee.edu/images/polarplungephoto.jpg