PITTSBURG — During a light freezing drizzle on Saturday, people ran in the cold and plunged into the pool at the Crimson Villas for the Special Olympics Polar Plunge.
The Special Olympics Polar Plunge and Strut is part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run event which benefits Special Olympics.
City of Pittsburg Police Department sergeant and State Director of the Law Enforcement Torch Run Chris Moore said they are on track toward their goal of raising $20,000 for the Special Olympics.
He said the final numbers are not in yet as there is an opportunity for people to donate until the end of the month online and there are a few locations which have not taken the plunge yet. Kansas overall has raised $109,000 so far, he said.
Along with various groups, organizations, Moore said a 14-year-old, Sean Hurst, raised $3,000 for Special Olympics.
“His goal now is try to beat me in fundraising … I hope he does beat me,” Moore said.
People interested in helping the them make their goal may contact the Pittsburg Police Department, Moore said.
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