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Freeze the Fuzz fundraiser brings in $16,000 for charity

Kelowna RCMP say the annual Freeze the Fuzz fundraiser, which benefits Special Olympians, was again a “huge success.”

The two-day event was held Friday and Saturday at the Kelowna Walmart.

“They’ve always stepped up,” said Const. Steve Holmes. “They put in a $5,000 corporate donation.”

That was coupled with the $11,000 raised through donations from the public.

“They generously gave into those buckets at the Walmart doors,” said Holmes.

Combined, the event, in its seventh year, raised $16,000.

The fundraiser has been held in support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, which raises funds to support B.C. Special Olympics, and this year featured a new activity—a Polar Plunge.

A total of eight people participated in that particular activity, added Holmes.

 

 

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