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Feb. 23, 2018 — Hampton sheriff's deputies jumped into frigid waters Feb. 3 to raise money for the Special Olympics of Virginia in the 2018 Polar Plunge.
The deputies braved the sub-40-degree waters at the Virginia Beach oceanfront for the 26th Annual Polar Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics of Virginia. The fundraising event surpassed the $1 million mark with a total of $1.2 million collected. Of that total, $3,905 came from the Hampton Sheriff’s Office, an all-time high for the department.
The 2018 event marks the 13th consecutive year Hampton deputies have raised funds for Special Olympics. The Sheriff's Office has raised a total of $23,905 in that time.
Pictured from left, kneeling, are Deputy K. Zapata, Sgt. N. Youngblood and Deputy R. Clarke. From left, standing, are Deputy A. Ortiz, Deputy K. Fuller, Deputy J. Schmidt, Deputy M. Harding, Master Deputy D. Dedmon, Deputy L. Bailey, Sgt. T. Marsh, Sgt. A. Thomas, Lt. D. Crudup, Lt. L. Perkins, Sgt. F. Robinson, Deputy R. Rosado, Master Deputy S. Markiewicz, Deputy A. Huggar, Deputy K. Grant and Sgt. D. Barlow.
Those participating but not pictured are Master Dep. V. Rawles, Deputy T. Gorham and Deputy L. Small.