Join KCC’s Polar Plunge team to raise funds for Special Olympics Feb. 20

KCC Police Academy cadets jump into Goguac Lake during a Polar Plunge event in January 2015.

Kellogg Community College students and staff will again participate in an annual Polar Plunge to raise funds for Special Olympics Michigan.

Last year, more than 200 supporters helped KCC’s team become the top donor at the Battle Creek Polar Plunge, through which more than a dozen polar-plunging KCC students and employees raised $5,955.66 by braving the icy waters of Goguac Lake in the middle of January.

This year’s event, the Kalamazoo and Calhoun County Polar Plunge, will be held at Bell’s Eccentric Cafe, 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave., Kalamazoo. Registration for teams and individuals jumping during the event will being at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the cafe, with the plunge beginning at 10:30 a.m. and an After Splash Bash starting immediately after the final plunge.

To join KCC’s Polar Plunge team — led by KCC Criminal Justice Director Rob Miller — or to support the team with donations to benefit Special Olympics Michigan, visit

The Kalamazoo and Calhoun County Polar Plunge is affiliated with the grassroots Law Enforcement Torch Run, through which law enforcement and corrections officers raise funds for and create awareness of Special Olympics Michigan year round. KCC has fielded a team for annual Polar Plunge events annually for several years, which often consists of several members of the College’s Police Academy in addition to other students and staff.

For more information about KCC’s Police Academy or other Criminal Justice programming at the College, visit