KCPD showed its bravery in a different kind of way on Saturday, Jan. 29, by Polar Plunging into frigid Smithville Lake for Special Olympics Missouri.
Hosted by KCPD and the Lee’s Summit Police Department, the 18th Polar Plunge raised money to support the training and competition of more than 1,800 athletes in the Kansas City metro area.
Each plunger had to raise a minimum of $75 to participate. This year’s fundraising goal was to raise $215,000.
Special Olympics Missouri is a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Athletes participate in 18 events.