Freezin’ for a Reason Polar Jump

North Liberty K9 FundJoin us as we put a wrap on Beat the Bitter with the coldest and most challenging feat of the weekend, a polar jump into Centennial Park Pond (on St. Andrews Drive) on Sunday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Organized by the North Liberty Police Department, the Freezin’ for a Reason Polar Jump will raise funds to benefit the North Liberty K9 fund.

Day-of registrations welcome! Please bring cash or check.

The NLPD believes a future canine unit could be a big asset to the community by helping human officers with searches, apprehension and tracking. But starting a K9 program isn’t cheap — initial costs run $75,000 or more.

Register and donate $100 to take the plunge or make plans to come out and cheer jumpers on! You can also register in person at the station. Participants will receive a free t-shirt if they register before January 27.  A heated tent and certified divers will be on-site for jumpers’ safety. For questions, contact Officer Jennings at If you aren’t up for the challenge but still interested in supporting the cause, you are welcome to drop a donation off at the station at 5 E. Cherry Street or register for the event online and select that you don’t plan on jumping when prompted during checkout.

You can also support the K9 fund year-round by purchasing a “Keep Calm and Support On” t-shirt at the station.

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