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Police promoting local Special Olympics Adopt-an-Athlete Initiative

Wednesday, March 26, 2014   by: Chris Dawson

The North Bay Police service is expected to be launching a campaign which will allow local businesses and schools to Adopt-an-Athlete for the upcoming 2015 Ontario Special Olympics that will take place in the Gateway City next February. 

Chief Paul Cook introduced the program during a meeting with the four school board directors that he says he’s  included in periodically during the school year. 

“We are hoping for a proposed $500 fee, community groups, schools or even classes, can adopt an athlete and meet the athlete and have contact with him/her during their time at the event,” Cook said in a phone interview with BayToday.ca on Wednesday morning. 

The Police service is working in conjunction with Special Olympics Ontario to help host the event, which includes a fundraising Polar Plunge which will take place this weekend on the still very frozen shores of Lake Nipissing. 

 
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