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Monday, January 25, 2010

Milton police to take the plunge

Media Contact: Jason Wright
jason.wright@cityofmiltonga.us
678-242-2523 (office)
770-825-3096 (cell)

Tell an officer to "Jump in a Lake" -- for a donation

MILTON, GA., Jan. 25, 2010 - The Milton Police Department will be "Freezin' for a Reason" Feb. 20 as officers take part in the first Special Olympics of Georgia Polar Plunge at Lake Lanier Islands.

In a nutshell, participants collect pledges from friends and family in exchange for the opportunity to jump into icy waters in the middle of winter. All proceeds collected by "plungers" will benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Georgia.

But the city's police officers will only risk life and limb in those freezing depths if citizens make it worth their while. Team Milton's goal is $3,000.

Donating is fast, easy and secure. To tell an officer to "Jump in a Lake," donate to Team Milton by visiting its fundraising Web site, http://www.firstgiving.com/shawnmccarty.

Milton Police are participating in the Polar Plunge as part of the "Law Enforcement Torch Run," which involves more than 1,000 law enforcement officers from over 100 agencies who take part in a 1,000-mile, two-week torch relay to pass the Special Olympics Georgia "Flame of Hope" across the state. All of the nine relays converge at Emory University during the state Summer Games Opening Ceremony.

In addition to the Polar Plunge and Torch Run itself, Milton police will also be participating in two other fundraising events -- "Tip a Cop" Feb. 9 at Dickey's Barbecue Pit on Ga. 9 and "Cuffed for a Cause" in early spring. Details about each event are coming soon.
For more information on the Polar Plunge and the Law Enforcement Torch Run, please visit
http://www.specialolympicsga.org.

Incorporated on December 1, 2006, the City of Milton is a distinctive community that embraces small-town life and heritage while preserving and enhancing the city's rural character. The City of Milton is committed to maintaining the unique quality of life for its constituents while efficiently delivering essential services to residents and businesses in an interactive community environment. For more information, visit www.cityofmiltonga.us, or call 678-242-2500.

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