NORFOLK, Va. - Perhaps you can say the Norfolk sheriff can cross one thing off his bucket list, all in support of Special Olympics Virginia.
It wasn't a dip in the Atlantic, but a bucket filled with cold water being dumped on Norfolk Sheriff Joe Baron Friday morning.
What he didn't realize until later was one of his deputies had attached a hose to that bucket, so that chilly water flowed for quite some time.
It's all in support of Special Olympics. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing concerns, there won't be massive crowds running into the ocean this weekend. Supporters were encouraged to come on up with their own version of doing a Polar Plunge.
“This is fun. What a great cause, and I hope everybody got a kick out of this. We have to be leaders in our community; we have to be leaders and try to make a difference, and we do that every day. My staff does that, and I'm so proud of them just participating,” said Sheriff Baron.
The Norfolk Sheriff's Office has raised more than $5,000, the leading law enforcement agency for Hampton Roads and the second highest across the state in support of Special Olympics!
And you still have time to support the Polar Plunge. You don't have to take an icy dip - you can donate online here.
The Polar Plunge is the Special Olympics’ largest fundraiser.