A team of more than a dozen jumpers from Kellogg Community College raised$2,480 for Special Olympics Michigan through the Battle Creek Polar Plunge by jumping into the icy waters of Goguac Lake on Saturday.
The KCC team included nine KCC Police Academy students and five KCC employees, along with Michigan State Police Trooper Kristi Angelo, whose office is located on KCC’s North Avenue campus, and Owen Miller, the son of Police Academy Manager Rob Miller.
Miller organized a team consisting of Police Academy students for the event last year and expanded the team this year to include KCC staff.
“As I watched each of our team members take the frigid plunge, I was again reminded of how proud I am to be a member of Kellogg Community College,” said Miller, who jumped into the lake twice. “I want to thank everyone who donated money to support such a wonderful cause. Way to go KCC!”
Police Academy students who participated included Jacob Bilanow, Nicholas Converse, Chase Coughlin, Travis Ferry, Thomas Goggins, Lacey McMillan, Zachary Nixon, Darrell Slaughter, and Jason Walker. Student Ryan McBeth raised money for the event but was unable to attend.
KCC employees who participated included Miller, Jackie Braman, Kate DeGraaf, Julia Faist and Catherine James.
Several KCC students and employees also came to the event to support the team, which raised close to half of the nearly $5,500 total pledged through the event.
Click here to view more than a dozen photos from the Battle Creek Polar Plunge on KCC’s Facebook page.
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