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Taking the polar plunge for Special Olympians

Paker Begg, a 10-year-old Special Olympic athlete, gives a thumbs-up for the community supporting the Free The Fuzz fundraiser taking place outside Walmart in Kelowna today and Saturday. Joining him in the photo are RCMP Const. Cheryl McKinnon, auxiliary Const. Dave Gibson and Const. Steve Holmes.  - Doug Farrow/contributor
Paker Begg, a 10-year-old Special Olympic athlete, gives a thumbs-up for the community supporting the Free The Fuzz fundraiser taking place outside Walmart in Kelowna today and Saturday. Joining him in the photo are RCMP Const. Cheryl McKinnon, auxiliary Const. Dave Gibson and Const. Steve Holmes.
— image credit: Doug Farrow/contributor

An icy dip in a pool will help raise some cold, hard cash for Okanagan's Special Olympians today and Saturday at the Walmart parking lot in Kelowna on Banks Road.

The Kelowna RCMP have added a new twist to their annual Free the Fuzz fundraiser for the Special Olympic athletes, calling it the Polar Plunge.

"This year, the Free the Fuzz crew is putting on a Polar Plunge event where anyone who pledges $50 or more can jump into a pool full of ice and water, a truly chilling experience."

If you take the plunge, you will also get an exclusive t-shirt to help commemorate your cold sacrifice for the cause.

Freeze the Fuzz runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. both today and Saturday.

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