FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Public Information Officer:
January 28, 2013
Cpl. Kevin Tieman,
Cass County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Deputies Participate in 2013 Polar Plunge
On Saturday 01-26-13, Members of the Cass County Sheriff's Office joined other law enforcement agencies, school groups, and citizens from all over the metro area for the 2013 Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics.
After months of fundraising, Sergeant Claibourn, Sergeant Rodgers, Deputy Jones, Deputy Clampitt, Deputy Weber, Deputy Sterner, and Deputy VanNiekerk took the plunge into the 34 degree water.
Early fundraising estimates are show the Plunge raised just over $271,000 to benefit Missouri Special Olympics.
Special Olympics Missouri is a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with mental disabilities. More than 15,000 athletes participate in 21 Olympic-type sports throughout the state. Special Olympics provides people with mental disabilities continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy as they participate in the sharing of gifts and friendship with their fellow athletes, their family and friends, and communities across Missouri.
Cass County Deputies have been participating in the Polar Plunge since 2007.