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URI police officer to take plunge for Special Olympics

Media Contact: URI Communications, 401-874-2116

WHO: University of Rhode Island Patrolwoman Erica Vieira, members of police, fire and corrections personnel from around the state.

WHAT: The Torch Run Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a plunge into the frigid waters of Eastonís Beach.

Individuals participating in today's events will raise funds that help support Special Olympics Rhode Island events and athletes in their sports training and competitions throughout the year. To make a pledge to Officer Vieira visit her website at

WHEN: Sunday, March 9, 2008
10 a.m. registration
Noon Plunge!

WHERE: Johnnyís Atlantic Beach Club, Middletown on Eastonís Beach, RI

Contact: For more information and to cover this event, please contact Audra Steinberg, URI Department of Communications and Marketing, 401-874-2116.