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Donations being accepted for Special Olympics Illinois athletes

Bourbonnais, IL — Bourbonnais Police kick off their 2024 Special Olympics Illinois fundraising efforts with the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge. Saturday, March 2, officers will take an icy dip in Lake Manteno at the Manteno Sportsmen’s Club located at 851 N. Main St. starting at 2:00 p.m.

In-person donations can be made at the Bourbonnais Police Station at 700 Main St. NW Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Online donations can be made to the ‘Brrrbonnais Police’ team by visiting:

This ‘cool’ cause benefits over 21,000 Special Olympics Illinois athletes with intellectual disabilities and 9,000 Young Athletes across the state, according to the Special Olympics Illinois website.

‘Brrrbonnais Police’ set a Polar Plunge fundraising goal of $5,000 for 2024. Their 2023 support raised over $10,000 for this event.

On February 2, Bourbonnais Police were presented with an award at the Law Enforcement Torch Run kickoff conference in Bloomington, Illinois, where they were recognized for ‘Outstanding Financial Support to the 2023 Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois’ raising a total of $19,981.

“We always appreciate our community’s support of Special Olympics Illinois,” explained Sergeant Jason Sztuba, who also serves as the ‘Brrrbonnais Police’ Team Captain.

“All donations help provide athletes the opportunity to participate in year-round training and competition, as well as leadership, personal development and health education opportunities.”

The Bourbonnais Police Department is an avid supporter of Special Olympics Illinois participating in various fundraising events throughout the year including Dunkin’ Cop on a Rooftop, Culver’s ButterBurgers and Badges and the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run intrastate relay.