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Polar Bear Plunge

Mark Smith Photography
Mark Smith Photography
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The Polar Bear PUSH [Photos]

I have already shared the video of the 2014 Polar Bear PUSH!  Yes, I have renamed the "Plunge" the "Push" because my friend David Bristow, from Southern Star, offered up $100 to Special Olympics Kentucky if he could PUSH me into the 12-degree water.  And while the video is hilarious, it doesn't quite capture the play-by-play like these photos from Mark Smith Photography.  Check these out.  Mark totally captured the sequence of events!

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Photo by Suzanne Miles
Photo by Suzanne Miles
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WBKR and Southern Star Present: The Polar Bear PUSH [Video]

12 degrees.  That's how cold the water was Saturday for the 2014 Polar Bear Plunge.  12 degrees, People!  But, 157 plungers were there to jump in it anyway and help raise money for Special Olympics Kentucky.  I was going to plunge too . . . but had a change of heart when my friend David Bristow, from Southern Star, offered up an additional $100 to charity if he could push me in.  Naturally, I said "Yes!"  And the cameras were rolling.

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Sign Up Now for the Polar Bear Plunge [Video]

How's that for an action shot?  Just a fraction of a second after hovering above the Hines Center Lake, we were swimming in it.  And a fraction of a second after this pic was taken,  I  was swearing like Andrew Dice Clay.  And, you know what?  I'm ready to do it all over again.  The freezing AND the swearing.  LOL!  The 2014 Polar Bear Plunge is coming up Saturday, February 8th at The Hines Center in Philpot and we are looking for folks to join us in raising money for Special Olympics Kentucky.

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The 2014 Polar Bear Plunge Set for Saturday, February 8th at The Hines Center

It's that time again.  And, yes!  Here at WBKR, we are going to be Freezin' for a Reason at the 2014 Polar Bear Plunge.  It's Saturday, February 8th at The Hines Center in Philpot and we'll be among the hundreds of folks who suck it up, throw caution to the shrinkage-inducing wind and jump into the icy cold waters of The Hines Center lake.  Here are some video highlights from last year's Plunge!

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Jimmy Parrot’s Plungers Plunge for Special Olympics Kentucky [Video]

Jaclyn complains, moans and groans.  Dave Spencer whimpers like a 7-week-old puppy.  And I scream, "This is gonna suck!"  That's typically how the Polar Bear Plunge goes each year when we jump into The Hines Center lake to help raise money for Special Olympics Kentucky.  And, this past weekend, we suited up again and prepared ourselves for a plunge into 22-degree water.  Standing with us was our team captain Jimmy Parrot and our friend Jeff Jackson, who we basically forced into plunging.  Here's how it played out . . .

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Kizzy Takes the Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics [Video]

This is HILARIOUS!!  Saturday marked the 2013 Polar Bear Plunge at The Hines Center in Philpot and 200 plungers showed up to jump in the chilly, 22 degree waters of the Hines Center lake.  Among them was Kizzy, who joined WBKR's team, Jimmy Parrot's Plungers.  The cameras were rolling as Kizzy, decked out in a scuba suit, arm puffers and Korger bags, walked out onto the dock to prepare for her plunge.  WATCH!

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Chad, Jimmy and Parrott's Plungers plus more
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JImmy’s Parrott Plungers — Plunge

Today at the Hines Center in Philpot a large number of teams leapt into the 22 degree water (actually 41 degrees on top) and braved the icy welcome upon emerging for Special Olympics. Your intrepid photographer was there and uploaded a number of

THE 2011 POLAR BEAR PLUNGE
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Polar Bear Plunge [Photos]

Fun times today at the Hines Center in Philpot. WBKR's Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics. Chad, Jaclyn and Dave all took the dip. Take a look at them and your neighbors having a chilly, frosty good time

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The Polar Bear Plunge costume contest! (Facebook)
The Polar Bear Plunge costume contest! (Facebook)
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The 2013 Polar Bear Plunge is Coming! [Video]

I have said it multiple times before . . . jumping into a freezing-cold lake is the single WORST idea in history and the single-worst way to raise money for a charity.  LOL!  But, you know what!  We're doing it anyway and we are going to have a blast.  :)

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(from Kizzy's official Facebook page)
(from Kizzy's official Facebook page)
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Kizzy To Take the Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics! [Audio]

I have been trying to get her to take the plunge for years!  And now, finally, Kizzy has agreed to help WBKR raise money for Special Olympics Kentucky by taking the 2013 Polar Bear Plunge!  It's Saturday, February 9th at The Hines Center in Philpot and, as Kizzy explains, it's going to be COLD!!  Listen . . .

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The 2013 Polar Bear Plunge is Coming! [Video]

I have said it multiple times before . . . jumping into a freezing-cold lake is the single WORST idea in history and the single-worst way to raise money for a charity.  LOL!  But, you know what!  We're doing it anyway and we are going to have a blast.  :)  The 2013 Polar Bear Plunge is coming up Saturday, February 9th at The Hines Center in Owensboro and we are truly going to be "freezin' for a reason."  All proceeds from the Plunge benefit Special Olympics Kentucky.  Wanna know how crazy this event is?  Check out video from last year's Plunge when Jaclyn, Erin Grant and I took it with a couple of brave WBKR listeners!

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WBKR Takes the Polar Bear Plunge [Video]

The Polar Bear Plunge was Saturday morning at The Hines Center in Philpot.  And, for the second consecutive year, record crowds and participants turned out to raise money for and support Special Olympics Kentucky!  233 plungers walked the plank at the Hines Center lake and plunged into the chilly waters and, in doing so, they raised $55,000 . . . an all-time record for Owensboro's event.  As you know, Jaclyn and I encouraged listeners (and a couple of fellow deejays) to join us in the effort.  And, yep!!  We've got video!!

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