Members of the Floyd Central Plungers, which included Brad, Tracy and Sam Ferguson, Kenzie McCarty, Brenda McCartin, Kelsy Zurschmiede and Rayeanne Balgemann, show little apprehension on their way into the 41-degree water at Saturday morning’s Polar Plunge, which raised funds for the Special Olympics, at Deam Lake near Borden. Photos by Chris Adams
Splish, splash! Raisin' some cash!
Josh Evans and Kendra Beach, both of Washington County, make a splash as they run into Deam Lake.
February 22, 2012
A record 362 people braved the 41-degree water of Deam Lake near Borden Saturday morning for the Special Olympics Southern Indiana Area 2 Polar Plunge. Co-chair Bobbie Binggeli said the event raised more than $67,000, the second most in its five years. More than 1,000 athletes benefit from Special Olympics in Area 2, which includes Crawford, Harrison, Floyd and Washington counties among others. Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore and Judge Ken Pierce, joined by athletes Becky Warren and Steven Binggeli, carried the Special Olympics torch into the lake to begin the event. "We're very pleased," Bobbie Binggeli said of the turnout and amount raised.