Kansas City Polar Plunge
The Kansas City Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Kansas is scheduled for Jan. 29 at the Shawnee Mission Park swimming beach, 7900 Renner Road in Shawnee. Registration opens at 9 a.m., the 5K Polar Strut run/walk begins at 10 a.m., the plunge is set for noon, and the post-plunge celebration and awards ceremony begins at 1 p.m. For more information or to register for any of the day's events, visit www.ksso.org/kansascity. Participants planning to dive into the lake's icy water solicit donations from people who sponsor them, much like a walk-a-thon. Plungers must raise at least $75.