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Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office take the Polar Plunge for good cause

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Courtesy: Cleveland County Sheriff's Office

CLEVELAND COUNTY, Okla. – Local authorities dressed up in superhero costumes and dived into frigid water for a good cause.

A team of Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office employees participated in the Special Olympics Oklahoma Norman Polar Plunge on Campus Corner on February 14.

The group raised $3,000 for the Polar Plunge, which was the most of all six teams at the event.

CCSO’s team consisted of deputies, detention officers and civilian employees.

“We are honored to work with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office,” Jennifer Lightle said. “They have a huge impact on all 10,500 athletes that we serve. We look forward to working with them in the future.”

Jennifer Lightle, development director for Special Olympics Oklahoma the fundraiser brought in $8,500 for the state organization.

One hundred percent of the money stays in Oklahoma.  The funds reportedly go towards helping Special Olympics athletes.

“I’m glad our department could be a part of this year’s Polar Plunge,” Sheriff Joe Lester said. “We will continue to support Special Olympics and its athletes in any way we can.”

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