Special Olympics has long been the charity of choice for law enforcement nationwide. At KCPD, we do many fund-raising events for these intellectually disabled athletes. Athletes also use the gym and field at our Police Academy for practice and games. Additionally, several of our officers are at most of their major tournaments and championships to present medals to the winners. Many of those officers have said they have been blessed immeasurably by how excited the athletes are to meet and be awarded a medal by a uniformed police officer.
This video explains some of KCPD's involvement in Special Olympics Missouri. One of our biggest events is coming up this Sunday: the Broadway Bridge Run. More on that tomorrow, but for now, please check out www.somo.org/bbr for more information about this 10K run, 5K run/walk and family fun run hosted by our police department.
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