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January 31, 2024

Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Takes the Plunge for a Purpose

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Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Takes the Plunge for a Purpose
Supporting Special Olympics Georgia at the 2024 Polar Plunge

ACWORTH, GA (Feb. 24, 2024) -- Do you have what it takes to make the plunge and be “freezin’ for a reason”? On Saturday, Feb. 24, the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office, whose team name is Plunge Crazy, will have the opportunity to jump into icy waters in the middle of winter to show their support for Special Olympics Georgia athletes. The event will take place at Acworth Beach - 4425 Beach Street, Acworth, GA 30101 from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.  

What: Polar Plunge is the largest fundraising effort benefiting the Special Olympics. Many states across the nation participate in this annual event through the efforts of their Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) program.

This year will mark a decade of the Cobb County Sheriff’s involvement in the Polar Plunge. Proceeds raised will help provide free year-round sports training and competition for SOGA’s 17,429 athletes. Participants (teams and individuals) who collect pledges from friends and family totaling at least $50 secure their plunging spot! Below is the link to sign up or to donate:

Special Olympics Georgia will also be bringing back Tug-A-War this year at Polar Plunge.

Acworth Beach will once again be the backdrop for a day of chilly fun including live music, food, and prizes. 

When: Feb. 24 | Media Check-in: 10:30 a.m. & 12 p.m. | Tug-A-War Tournament: 10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. | Safety Announcement, Costume Contest & Sponsor Awards: 11:45 a.m. | Plunge: 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Where: Acworth Beach | 4425 Beach Street | Acworth, GA  | 30101


Why: Its purpose is to raise funds to enhance the Special Olympics' mission: To provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. 

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics (LETR) is the largest public awareness and grass-roots fundraising vehicle for the Special Olympics.  The Sheriff’s Office support for the Special Olympics Georgia and its athletes is a testament to its public safety and community-oriented values that champion acceptance and inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities.  Further, this partnership helps to provide opportunities for athletes to not only empower themselves, but to transform their communities as well.

Media:  Email Randi Okray, Senior Department Communication and Public Relations Specialist, Cobb County Sheriff’s Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her cell at 678-641-2948, to confirm attendance. 


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