For the seventh year in a row, Kent State Ashtabula’s Justice Club has taken the plunge for charity. The Annual Law Enforcement Polar Bear Plunge, that is. Since 2007, the Justice Club has participated in the Polar Bear Plunge on Lake Erie. This year’s 17th annual event, held in early February, took place at Huntington Beach in Geneva State Park and benefits the Special Olympics of Ohio. The temperature was around 25 degrees, but 12 Justice Club members took the plunge into icy Lake Erie.The Justice Club’s 2013 team, its largest yet, earned the club 3rd highest fundraising team for the event. The club collected over $3,500 in donations for Ohio’s Special Olympics.
Club advisor Marna Drum said, “I am extremely proud of this group! They continually go above and beyond for the Ashtabula community, and I am honored to be their advisor.”
Justice Club member Amber Ezzone has a special connection to the Ohio Sp
ecial Olympics. When asked about the event, she said, “The Polar Bear Plunge is something that I always enjoy doing. My brother is a track athlete for the Special Olympics, and I'm going into Law Enforcement. I'm proud to support both. Being able to see an athlete enjoy playing sports is awesome! I can't wait to plunge again next year!”