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K.C. Police CU Raises $27,000 for Special Olympics Missouri

K.C. Police Credit Union’s (Kansas City) Polar Plunge team, CU in the Water, raised more than $27,000 for the Special Olympics Missouri. The Polar Plunge is an annual winter event that invites the community to sponsor teams of participants who pledge to run or walk into chilly nearby bodies of water. 

"Special Olympics is a terrific organization that promotes inclusion and self-confidence for individuals with intellectual disabilities," says Aaron Goff, president/CEO of K.C. Police Credit Union. "It also happens to be a charity that is heavily supported by law enforcement agencies across state of Missouri, and we like to support the causes that are near and dear to the hearts of our members."

On January 31, CU in the Water’s team braved the frigid temperatures of Lake Longview once again. This was the seventh year that K.C. Police Credit Union has participated in the Polar Plunge in Kansas City. Click here to see the pictures.

CU in the Water had 19 plungers and three super plungers on our "CU in the Water" team. Super plungers do 24 plunges over a 24-hour period.

The Polar Plunge is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri. Plunges are events hosted throughout the state by various police departments, highway patrols, correctional centers and other law enforcement agencies.

CU in the Water was ranked as the top team in Kansas City this year, thanks to the donations of members, the community and organizations, including Ryan Dold, on behalf of the Missouri Credit Union Association (MCUA). Dold is MCUA's Regional VP of Sales.

Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri’s year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. 

Caption (top): CU in the Water takes the plunge. 

Caption (bottom): Aaron Goff, president/CEO of K.C. Police Credit Union, thanks the Missouri Credit Union Association for the donation to Special Olympics Missouri.