By Robert Brown, Community Resources Manager
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility
Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility’s (RJDCF) raised $10,000 through inmate fundraisers to be the presenting sponsor at the Special Olympics San Diego Polar Plunge.
The plunge will be held at Aquatica San Diego on May 22 as a fundraiser during which individuals and teams, alongside Special Olympics athletes, raise money for the joy of “plunging” into the largest wave pool in Southern California.
According to the organization, people with intellectual disabilities face doubt, barriers and low expectations. For many, Special Olympics is the only place where they find an opportunity to participate in their communities, develop a belief in themselves and feel like champions. By participating in the plunge, RJDCF is helping the Special Olympics reach more people who want to participate.
Thanks to the generosity of numerous CDCR institutions supporting the Special Olympics, no athlete is ever asked to pay to participate.
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Learn more about the event, https://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1149765