At 8 am, Clark Lake’s temperature was 6 below zero.  By 2 pm, it was 24.  Warmer, but not a balmy summer day.  To make way for the Polar Plunge, a chainsaw cut through the thick ice at the Eagle Point Marina dock .  The cold didn’t stop the plungers, nor did it slow down the fundraiser.  As of 8 pm Saturday, the amount donated to Special Olympics was over $46,000.  The goal was $35,000, so smiles abounded.  

The event took place at Eagle Point, and the Eagle’s Nest was the center of activities.  It was there that top prizes were awarded:

  • Top individual – Sue Vogt $2089
  • Top Team – RGC Chilly Crew $6,857
  • Top law enforcement – Jackson Police Department $4,868
  • Best costume – Mavi
  • Best team costume – Chip ‘n Dales
  • Youngest – Olivia Seager (4 years old)

At the time of the event, 250 had registered to participate.  

How much fun?  Lots.  Check out the video to find out what inspires the “freezin’ for a reason.” 

Keep up with donations through this link.