2017 Events Raise More than $475,000
Another great Polar Plunge season is in the books in Kentucky with events once again being held in Greater Cincinnati (Bellevue), Lake Cumberland, Lexington, Louisville and Western Kentucky (at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park).
Two of this year’s events — Western Kentucky on Feb. 18 and Louisville on Feb. 25 — saw significant changes this year. Western Kentucky added a run-in Plunge for the first time, giving plungers the chance to run into the lake from the shoreline. The event also saw the first-ever Triple Crown Challenge, with a special award going to anyone who completed the Polar 5k run which precedes the Plunge and who took both the traditional plunge off the lake docks and the run-in Plunge. In its first year, 27 people completed the Triple Crown Challenge. For the first time ever the Louisville Plunge also offered a choice, giving participants the option of jumping into the river from the docks just below the Brown-Forman Amphiteatre in Waterfront Park, or to jump into a pool built in the amphitheatre.
Once again this year the names of the top three fundraisers at each Polar Plunge went into a drawing with the winner receiving a $1,000 travel certificate from AAA Travel. This year’s winner was Scott Hildebrand of Alexandria. Hildebrand is a five-time top fundraiser at the Greater Cincinnati Polar Plunge where he captains the Campbell County FOP Lodge 10 team. This yea Hildebrand — a Law Enforcement Torch Run Volunteer who is a member of the Cold Spring Police Deparment — raised $6,210, making him the top overall fundraiser in the sate this year.
For more information about the Plunge nearest you, contact Taylor Ballinger (Greater CIncinnati, Lexington and Lake Cumberland) at 502-695-8222 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Jennifer McMahon (Louisville) at 502-326-5002 or email@example.com or Laura Miller (Western Kentucky) at 270-293-9054 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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