Officer Julie Genualdi will run into Lake Michigan once an hour for 24 hours, starting at 1 p.m. Friday, to raise funds for Special Olympics. Cmdr. Vincenzo Genualdi of the Niles Police is her 'Super Plunge' support person. You can donate to the cause.
Imagine running around in a bathing suit in this weather. Now imagine running into the icy waters of Lake Michigan in that bathing suit. Yikes! Now imagine doing that once an hour, through the frigid darkness of the night, for 24 hours. That's what Officer Julie Genualdi of the Park Ridge Police Department will be doing starting at 1 p.m. Friday. Commander Vincenzo Genualdi of the Niles Police Department will be her support person. She's raising money for Special Olympics Illinois. Anyone may donate on her page by clicking here. Patch. com asked Officer Julie Genualdi a few questions. Patch: Are you really sure you want to do this? Officer Julie Genualdi: 2013 marks the 8th year for this chilly endeavor (SUPER Plunge)! The Polar Plunge…
Park Ridge, Niles and Des Plaines police have partnered to collect gently-used coats; they will distribute them Saturday to people who can't afford coats. They have women's, men's and children's outerwear.
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- Pam DeFiglio
Friday, November 16, 2012
Baby, it's cold out there. And police from Niles, Des Plaines and Park Ridge are trying to take the edge off the chill. For almost a month, they've asked the public to donate gently-used coats for people in need. And the public has responded with men's, women's and children's coats. On Saturday, police will distribute the outerwear to Maine Township residents who are struggling financially. "We ask that they have an ID to prove residency in Maine Township," said Officer Julie Genualdi of the Park Ridge Police Department. Officers will distribute one coat per person. Coat-seekers must show up in person to receive one, so bring any family members, including children, who need coats. Location: Maine Township Hall, 1700 Ballard Road, Park…