CDCR team contributes over $5000 in one day effort
Bill Sullivan, The Folsom Telegraph
While many were working to get away from water this past weekend, several were eager to jump in the waters of Lake Natoma at the annual Polar Plunge event to benefit the Special Olympics.
The largest team to represent law enforcement in this event was the combined forces of the Folsom State Prison, California Department of Corrections-Sacramento, Mule Creek State Prison and Valley State Prison to form Team CDCR (pictured in red). This group alone, raised more than $5000 in donations for the event that saw over $32,000 raised. The event drew a number of entries, including a team from nearby Aerotek that also participated in the costume contest in their green outfits.
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“We are grateful for these people’s hard work and generosity,” said Karen Borges, the organization’s executive director. “I saw in person the genuine heart behind the fundraiser. Plus, it was incredible to see firsthand the training they are receiving that is working to reduce recidivism rates.”