February 8 – The Lewis County Law Enforcement Team plunged into the Puget Sound to raise money and awareness for Lewis County Special Olympics and Special Olympics Athletes in our community.
The Lewis County Law Enforcement Team has been raising awareness and money for local athletes for many years. It is truly an honor to be part of the Polar Plunge Team and the Lewis County Special Olympics events. I want to thank all the donors, volunteers, participants, and organizers; especially Police Officers Ruben Ramirez and Steven Summers- Co-Chairs of the Centralia Police Officers Association.Peter Abbarno, Business Owner, Attorney, Centralia Mayor Pro Tem, and Candidate for State House in the 20th Legislative District
This year, the Team raised over $4,000.00 for Special Olympics at the time of the Polar Plunge event, held at Owens Beach in Tacoma by the Special Olympics of Washington. There is still time to donate at https://impact.sowa.org/fundraiser/2554300. The Team will begin planning the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run, a run from Napavine to Centralia occurring in Late-May.
I volunteer and support Lewis County Special Olympics because I love that the organization highlights athletic abilities (not disabilities) and provides opportunities for local athletes to compete. Inclusion and Accessibility is very important to me and my family, and the hundreds of people diving in the Sound. I have always wanted to do more than “talk the talk” and one way I can do that for our local Special Olympics athletes is to raise money and awareness so they have every opportunity to fulfil their dreams.Peter Abbarno, Business Owner, Attorney, Centralia Mayor Pro Tem, and Candidate for State House in the 20th Legislative District