With less than a week to go before Saturday's Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics, Kennewick Police Sgt. Randy Maynard must be resting easy.
We need to change that.
His fundraising website reported just $638.85 in donations when we left work Friday, which seems like a comfortable distance from the $5,000 needed to prompt him to jump into the Columbia River.
Last year, more than $40,000 was raised for Special Olympics by 225 brave souls who dived into the Columbia River in the annual Polar Plunge.
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Guess who wasn't among that intrepid crew -- Randy Maynard! In fact, Maynard, who hates cold water, has managed to avoid the dive altogether.
It's an outrage that can be easily remedied. Everyone who ever received a traffic ticket when a warning was warranted ought to join in a conspiracy of revenge. A few dollars each could force Maynard to keep his pledge to jump into the icy water at the $5,000 mark.
Our first editorial on this topic appealed primarily to our readers' better nature -- and barely $200 trickled in during the following week.
Sure, this is a chance to help a good cause. But it's also an opportunity to be mean to Maynard. Don't let it pass.
To donate to dunk the policeman, simply go to www.firstgiving.com/randymaynard.
You will feel better if you do.