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Tulsa Police Academy took the plunge and raised more than $17,000 for Special Olympics Oklahoma

Posted: 4:18 AM, Feb 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-21 09:18:54-05

TULSA, Okla. - The  Tulsa Police Academy took the plunge on Saturday morning and helped raise more than $17,000 for the Special Olympics Oklahoma .

"We want to teach our new officers the value of community policing from the very beginning," said Captain Matt McCord with the Tulsa Police Department.

The annual Tulsa Polar Plunge was held at Safari Joe's H2O located on East 21st Street.

More than 200 people participated and raised a record amount of $33,000.

All the money goes to help put on more than 140 Special Olympics sporting events across Green Country. There are about 11,600 athletes.

The organization is getting ready for the big summer games in Stillwater that'll run from May 16-18.

For information on other events near your area, click here .

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