Karissa, a Special Olympics athlete, jumped in frigid Lake Natoma with Team CDCR.

By Therese Giannelli, CRM, CSP-Sacramento

Team CDCR rocked the Sacramento Polar Plunge coming in first in fundraising for law enforcement teams with over $5,000 raised and still counting.

The team assembled to jump in the cool 41-degree waters of Lake Natoma. The event raises money for Special Olympics Northern California, which supports athletes with disabilities. Special Olympics athlete Karissa joined the team to jump and has also participated in many inmate fundraisers at various northern California institutions.

CDCR facilities came together to make the plunge and to spread the awareness of this great cause.

CSP-Sac has raised $4,220 while CSP-Solano, Mule Creek SP, Valley SP and Folsom raised  $1,045  and counting.

The event raised more than $33,000 for the Sacramento location alone.

To participate in the upcoming Special Olympic Law Enforcement Torch Run, contact your CRM or PIO at any of the CDCR institutions.

Team CDCR readies to take the plunge.