Police Chief Takes Gelatin Plunge

A swim in a pool full of gelatin was all in a day’s work for Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor.

Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor prepares to slide into a pool of gelatin. Photo courtesy of TPD
Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor prepares to slide into a pool of gelatin. Photo courtesy of TPD

Sliding into a pool overflowing with 2,000 gallons of orange gelatin probably isn’t written into Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor’s contract, but that didn’t stop her from doing just that Saturday, June 14.

After all, it was all for a good cause.

Castor was just one of many participants in the Caspers Company Gelatin Plunge. Now in its second year, the wiggly stunt is staged to raise money and awareness for the Children’s Cancer Center. Castor is now officially a two-time participant, according to the event’s website, and she even had to pay for the privilege of swimming in gelatin.

 In order to participate, individuals must raise a minimum of $500. Teams can also take part with a $300 a person minimum donation.  This year’s event has raised $80,552 so far, according to the website.

The Children’s Cancer Center is a Tampa-based charity that raises money to help families with children who suffer from cancer or chronic blood disorders, its website says. The organization operates 22 different programs that assist more than 950 families throughout Tampa Bay.

Caspers Company owns and operates a number of McDonald’s restaurants in the region.

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