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JOIN THE FUN: Soak-A-Sheriff Event Benefits Local Special Olympics Athletes This Saturday (Photo) - 02/22/24

Link to video from 2023 Event: https://vimeo.com/915724415

Notify PIO Aaron Lewis lewisaj@jacksoncountyOR.gov if you are going to attend and would like interviews with participants.

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) hosts the third annual “Soak-A-Sheriff” event fundraiser from 10 am to noon this Saturday, February 24 in the JCSO parking lot (5179 Crater Lake Hwy. Central Point). This family-friendly event will raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR) athletes. 


Join Sheriff Nate Sickler and deputies as they get drenched by Jackson County Fire District 3 firefighters for a great cause. Donations are welcome and all proceeds go to support Special Olympics Oregon athletes! To help our team go to https://support.soor.org/event/2024-southern-oregon-polar-plunge/e505675 – click donate and type “Team JCSO.”


This will be a fun community and family event. We will have a kiddie jail, stickers, swag, polar bear for selfies, Team Grilled Cheese and Boba Tea food trucks, and more!


Plus, this year actor and Jackson County resident, Daniel Zacapa, who played Chief Palledorous from the movie, ‘The Sandlot’ will be there signing autograph pictures and posters and other fun things from the film along with lots of other baseball memorabilia - with all the proceeds going to Special Olympics. Come by and say hello have a picture with Squint’s grandfather ‘For-ever’!


Soak-A-Sheriff is one of several local micro fundraising events leading up to the annual Southern Oregon Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. This year the Plunge is on March 2nd at the Rogue Valley Country Club in Medford, and benefits more than 12,000 athlete-participants with disabilities across the state. 


In 2023, Soak-A-Sheriff raised around $1,500 and we are looking to top that this year. All money raised provides uniforms, sports equipment, and health and wellness programs in addition to year-round sports training for athletes with disabilities. 


For more information, contact Kim Andresen at soplunge@soor.org or call 541-841-6875. To register for the Southern Oregon Polar Plunge go to https://support.soor.org/event/2024-southern-oregon-polar-plunge/e505675 or for more about SOOR go to www.soor.org.

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