From Aug 18-20, two of our finest corrections officers volunteered their time to be "jailed" up on a scaffolding for the first ever Free Our Finest fundraising event in support of Special Olympics Saskatchewan.
Desiree Hesson with Saskatchewan Correctional Centre and Wade Madland with Corrections Canada ascended up the scaffolding at 10:00 AM on Friday and weren’t permitted to descend until Sunday at 2:00 PM or until the event reached its fundraising goal of $20,000.
Multiple law enforcement agencies came together for this fundraiser, from Saskatoon Police Service, RCMP, Corrections Canada, Provincial Corrections, Ministry of Environment, and Provincial Sheriffs. With the help of Special Olympics athletes and volunteers, funds were raised through merchandise sales, a BBQ, donations, and selling full water guns that were used to spray down the officers up on the scaffold.
This first-time event was a huge success, finishing the weekend with a total of $23,550!