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Cheyenne community comes together for Jackalope Jump

Comunity members gathered together to support local Special Olympic Athletes.

Deputies from the Wyoming Sheriff's Department take part in the Jackalope Jump. (Eve Hamilton/Cap City News)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Community members gathered in Lions Park for the annual Jackalope Jump to raise money for Wyoming Special Olympics athletes.

The Jackalope Jump is an annual event in which community members jump into one of Cheyenne’s frozen lakes. All funds raised benefit Special Olympics Wyoming athletes, covering program costs such as transportation, sports equipment, team uniforms and meals.

Members of the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office jump in with one of the athletes. (Eve Hamilton/Cap City News)

This year, the teams jumped into the lake at Lions Park, with community members jumping alongside local athletes.

“The purpose is mostly supporting the Special Olympics,” said Donnie Heiduck, one of the organizers of the event. “A lot of the community and law enforcement integrated, which is nice having that along with our athletes.”

(Eve Hamilton/Cap City News)

Teams this year included the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office, Murdoch’s, and the Johnson Firebirds.

To donate to the Special Olympics of Wyoming, you can follow the link here.

(Eve Hamilton/Cap City News)