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PNNL donates $6,000 to Special Olympics Polar Plunge

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KENNEWICK, Wash., -- The 7th annual Kennewick Polar Plunge is only two weeks away and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory wants to be involved.

This morning Kennewick Police Chief Ken Hohenberg accepted a $6,000 donation from the lab.  All proceeds from the event benefit the Washington Special Olympics.  KPD is anticipating more than 1,000 people at this year's plunge.

"Our staff want to be involved," says Director Michael Kluse.  "They want to make a commitment and they see the Special Olympics and the partnership with the Kennewick Police Department as something very special and something that really makes a difference here in our community."

You can still sign up for this year's Polar Plunge; click here.