Staff from DVI went wacky with their costumes for the Polar Plunge.

By Lt. Christene Zoucha, AA/PIO
Deuel Vocational Institution

DVI earned awards for their efforts at the Polar Plunge.

Staff from Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) slipped into wacky costumes as the Cold and Bold team, then slipped into the chilly waters of South Lake Tahoe for the Law Enforcement Torch Run’s Special Olympics Polar Plunge.

Kathryn Kesterson, Chief Deputy Warden (DVI) personally participated in the event fully submerging in the frigid waters of South Lake Tahoe to support these remarkable athletes. DVI raised $9,200.

Their creativity paid off as they took home the event’s award for best costumes and top-fundraising law enforcement team.

Staff who didn’t want to get wet were still able to participate as a Polar Chicken. They were on hand to cheer-on their shivering teammates.

DVI staff at South Lake Tahoe after they garnered some awards.