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Polar Plunge Challenge

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-  Each year of the Polar plunge more and more people decide to jump into the ice cold Columbia River to raise funds for the Special Olympics of Washington.

"It's cold. I will do a lot of things, but I don't like jumping in cold water," says Sgt. Randy Maynard of the Kennewick Police Department.

Sgt. Maynard has been directly involved with the fundraiser for the last two years, but somehow has avoided getting in the water.

This year he says he'll do it, but only if he has to.

He says, "5,000 I'll jump in. If 10,000 is raised in my name I'll jump twice, if $15,000 is raised in my name I will let the Leadership Tri-Cities Alumni Association dictate what I wear."

With many creative costumes to choose from, Maynard has no idea what he might have to wear.

"I have no idea, I haven't talked to anyone about it. I am actually pretty nervous about it honestly."

Last year over 200 people jumped in, and this year they're hoping for even more.  Maynard won't be one of them without your help.

So if you'd like to contribute to a good cause or just want to get this reluctant do-gooder in the water; click on the link. http://www.firstgiving.org/randymaynard

 
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