Polar Bear Plunge raises $40,0143

Team “Up to Snow Good” takes the plunge. The Chesapeake Bank team won the Golden Plunger. Photo by Donna McGrath

Camp Kekoka’s 13th Polar Bear Plunge held Saturday, February 26, definitely lived up to its name this year.

Postponed from the original January 29 date due to snow and extreme wind conditions, Saturday’s plunge was the second coldest event held to date. There were 33 participants, some who were plunging individually, others who were on one of five teams—and all “Freezin’ for a Reason.”

A record $40,143 was raised, which will send on average 114 children to camp.  Former Camp executive Cassie Leichty thanked all of those who came out to ensure that so many children would have the opportunity to get outside while growing    inside. 

Leichty, who had stepped down the end of January after almost 30 years of service to the YMCA….

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