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Kendall County Sheriff’s Office helps raise over $10,000 for Special Olympics Illinois

Published: Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 5:30 a.m. CDT

Kendall County Sheriff’s Office participated in six events during 2016 and helped raise $9,222 in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois. These events included the Polar Plunge, Dunkin’ Donuts Cop on a Roof, Torch Run, Culver’s ButterBurgers and Badges, Summer BBQ, and Red Robin Tip-A-Cop.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois is the single largest year-round fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics Illinois.

In addition, the sheriff’s office raised $1,189 for local Special Olympics teams during the 2016 National Night Out baseball game. These funds were distributed among three teams in Kendall County and will help cover the cost of uniforms, equipment, transportation and other expenses needed to participate in the games.

“Sheriff Baird would like to thank the community for their partnership in raising funds for such a worthy cause,” said a news release from the sheriff’s office. “We look forward to more events in 2017 starting with the Polar Plunge on March 5 at Silver Springs State Park in Yorkville.”