2015 Polar Plunge & 5K Fun Run/Walk

SFPAL members were proud to be among the participants in this year’s Polar Plunge and 5K Fun Run/Walk to benefit the Special Olympics!

The event, which took place Saturday, February 21 at the Aquatic Park in San Francisco was attended by several SFPAL Law Enforcement Cadets who both participated and assisted in the set-up and organization for this major fundraiser.

Sure, it was a bit of a chilly dip, but great fun was had by all while raising awareness on behalf of the Special Olympics program.

Manning the Recruitment Station.

Manning the Recruitment Station.

Cold? So what! Let's go for a dip!

Cold? So what! Let’s go for a dip!

SFPD Chief Greg Suhr addresses the crowd.

SFPD Chief Greg Suhr addresses the crowd.

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The 245th Academy Class was on hand to lend their support for The Special Olympics.

Quite a crowd on hand! Including SFPAL President Captain David Lazar, Chief Greg Suhr and Deputy Chief Lyn Tomioka!

Quite a crowd on hand! Including SFPAL President Captain David Lazar, Chief Greg Suhr and Deputy Chief Lyn Tomioka!

Special SFPAL screening of McFarland USA was a smash!

On a recent, brisk February morning SFPAL friends and family gathered at the UA Regal Cinema at the Stonestown Galleria to enjoy a special screening of the new inspirational film from Disney Studios, McFarland USA, starring Kevin Costner.
The crowd gathered in the lobby and loaded up on popcorn and soda pop from the snack bar before settling into their seats. Following a brief introduction from Chief Greg Suhr and SFPAL President Captain David Lazar, the lights went down and the projector started to roll.
McFarland USA chronicles the true story of high school coach Jim White and the kids from a predominately Latino small town who find themselves linked, like it or not, in an effort to achieve a goal no one thought they could reach.
The SFPAL audience clapped and cheered several times throughout the uplifting story. Afterward, nearly everyone in attendance commented on how inspiring and motivating the film was.
SFPAL would like to thank the UA Regal Cinema and Walt Disney Pictures for providing the group with a sneak peek of what is sure to be one of the year’s most heartwarming films. McFarland USA is set for general release on February, 20th.