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LOOK: Dozens To The Jump Into Icy Waters For The Penguin Plunge For Special Olympics

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KHQ.COM - The 2014 “Freezin for a Reason” was a huge success! 42 jumpers all with supporting sponsors took the plunge in the Kootenai River and raised over $7300.00 for Special Olympics.Several of the local Special Olympic Athletes were on hand to cheer the jumpers, and wore their bright green jackets that were purchased by Bonners Ferry Rotary. The plungers all survived their moment of chill and some dressed in costumes as well. It was a tough decision by the panel of judges to pick winners for first, second and third place costume as well as a spirit award. Anika Blackmore, Chief Louie from the lower Kootenay Band in Canada, and Sheriff Greg Sprungl were the judges who decided the winners.


South Boundary Fire District team took First place in the costume, as all the male members were "dressed" up, The second place costume award went to "The Redneck team" Tim Kerstions and Mason McGinnis who jumped in the river wearing camo gillie suits, and third place costume went to Marci V. who went as a "Bride in Wading". The Spirit award went to the Distinguished Young Women team that showed up in force with a very positive attitude, the Judges choice award went to Hannah Fields, and the most money raised award was presented to Dorey Rowland.

Rubber Penguins were sold for a donation of $5, and one of the Penguins was plucked from a kiddy pool with the winner receiving a 50/50 split of the money raised from the sale of the Penguins. Search and Rescue member Bart Camps was the lucky winner, who also donated a large portion of his winnings back to Special Olympics.

This event would not have been possible without the support of the community and plungers. A special thanks goes to Super One Foods and Safeway for providing the food and dishes, Sue Wilson for the coffee and award prizes, Helping Hands of Naples for the tasty snacks and Wal-Mart for the gift card, and all of those who made pledges or donated to the event.

A special thanks also goes to the MC for the event, Mike Meier, Boundary County PIO and Boundary Search and Dive Rescue, Boundary County Sheriff’s Office and Boundary Volunteer Ambulance for helping with safety at the event.

LOOK at the hundreds of photos taken at this event and share with your friends!



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