The theme for the 2016 Commissioner's Challenge is 'Freezin' for a Reason'. On Thursday, 10 December 2015, New South Wales Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione launched this fundraising event and issued the first Challenge Packages to Deputy Commissioners Burn and Hudson. Challenges have also been issued to the 150 most senior NSWP Police Officers.
The challenge is to commit to taking the plunge at the Bondi Icebergs pool on Saturday 25 June 2016. The pool (which is not heated and will be filled with 10kg blocks of ice) is an icon at Bondi Beach and is used throughout the winter by the Bondi Icebergs Winter Swimming Club.
All money raised through this event goes to assist intellectually disabled people living in NSW and the ACT by our support of Special Olympics.
Special Olympics volunteers provide sports opportunities for all people with an intellectual disability regardless of their skills, and they do this every week in communities right across Australia.
While some Special Olympics athletes strive to win medals, others enjoy the chance to get active, have fun, make friends and be part of a family. Whatever their motivation, we cater for them by providing meaningful sports programs delivered within a supportive environment where people with an intellectual disability are accepted and can feel proud.
People with an intellectual disability are often ridiculed, misunderstood, isolated or simply ignored. Yet, with the understanding and support of Special Olympics they discover the skills that allow them to improve their health, develop self-confidence and bring joy to themselves, their families and their community.
NEW SOUTH WALES POLICE FORCE
BONDI ICEBERGS CLUB