Basketball benefit for Special Olympics

A charity basketball game between teams from Coon Rapids Middle School (CRMS) and Coon Rapids Police Department (CRPD) at Anoka-Ramsey Community College raised money for Special Olympics and Polar Plunge.

The Coon Rapids Police Department team that took part in the charity basketball game to benefit Special Olympics and Polar Plunge.

The Coon Rapids Police Department team that took part in the charity basketball game to benefit Special Olympics and Polar Plunge.

“It was a huge success and everyone is already talking about next year,” said Cindy Bautch, Coon Rapids Middle School attendance secretary.

Almost $400 was raised for Special Olympics and Polar Plunge. Teams from the police department and middle school took part in the Polar Plunge at Crooked Lake Saturday.

“We had about 100 fans and CRMS came out ahead of the CRPD,” Bautch said.

There were mascots from CRMS, CRPD and Polar Plunge, a halftime airplane throwing contest and lots of free prizes, she said. “Thanks to ARCC for hosting the event,” Bautch said.

Members of the Coon Rapids Middle School team that played in a charity basketball game at Anoka-Ramsey Community College to raise money for Special Olympics and the Polar Plunge.

Members of the Coon Rapids Middle School team that played in a charity basketball game at Anoka-Ramsey Community College to raise money for Special Olympics and the Polar Plunge.

So far CRMS has raised $6,385 and is currently in second place in the state (behind UMD) in schools, according to Bautch.

CRPD has raised $4,448, Bautch said.

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