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December 11, 2013
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Mo. cop donates contest winnings to toy drive

Kevin Sweckard won $500 from a radio contest and used half to give a donation to Toys for Tots

By PoliceOne Staff

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Springfield police officer won $500 from a radio contest and decided to use half his earnings to buy toys for children to help make their Christmas special.

Kevin Sweckard called his local radio show at the right time and won a promotion that earned him $500, according to He and his family then took half of it and bought toys for the Marines’ “Toys for Tots” program.

Sweckard bought six Big Wheels tricycles and a teeter totter for the toy drive.

"Hopefully some kids will be tearing up their driveways soon in these rigs," he told the KSPW morning show.

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