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Posted on: February 6, 2023

GCSO Polar Plunge raises $80K for Special Olympics

Fundraisers race into the ocean during the 3rd annual GCSO Polar Plunge

The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office raised $80,000 for the Special Olympics with its third annual Polar Plunge on Feb. 3.

The event drew hundreds to the Litchfield Inn for a cold morning of dancing, hot cocoa, doughnuts and fun prior to an icy dip in the Atlantic. The temperature was just 40 degrees when the fundraisers ran into surf.

Sheriff Carter Weaver was delighted at the total.

“There is no way we could do this without everyone here and the people that care about the thousands of athletes in South Carolina that compete in the Special Olympics locally, at the state level and nationally,” Weaver said. “With your support, you’re creating more opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities to experience the life-changing benefits of participating in Special Olympics – all at no cost to themselves or their families.”

Special Olympics serves more than 30,000 athletes in South Carolina. The Georgetown Polar Plunge is part of the S.C. Law Enforcement Torch Run campaign and 100 percent of the funds raised directly benefit Special Olympics programs around our state.

If you missed the Plunge, it’s still not too late to donate. Go to

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