Inside CDCR Video: CDCR teams take chilly dip for Special Olympics

Inside CDCR Video: CDCR teams take chilly dip for Special Olympics

CDCR staff braved cold waters on March 29 in support of Special Olympics Northern California. Teams from Mule Creek, High Desert, Deuel Vocational Institution, CSP-Sacramento and Headquarters participated in the annual Polar Plunge into the icy water of South Lake Tahoe at Zephyr Cove. Meanwhile Avenal State Prison, Valley State Prison and Central California Women’s Facility teams plunged into Fresno’s Millerton Lake.

RJD staff accepts the Polar Plunge challenge

RJD staff accepts the Polar Plunge challenge

Special Olympic Athlete Tyler Bommer and Acting Warden Covello carried the Flame of Hope together to kick off the 2018 Polar Plunge which took place at SeaWorld’s Aquatica Waterpark in Chula Vista in December. The Plunge event gathers local law enforcement agencies and San Diego County residents in efforts to raise money for Special Olympics.