Polar Bear jumpers take plunge for charities
The annual event, which has raised thousands for local charities, supported three different cancer charities this year: Stewart’s Caring Place in Fairlawn, Camp Quality Ohio and the American Cancer Society.
|Photos: Lew Stamp|
Uniontown resident Mandy Morrison, who added a Viking hat and socks to her swimsuit, also jumped, as pictured at left.
Kelly Pariso, who organized the event for the Portage Lakes Polar Bear Club, said 750 people took part in the ninth annual jump and helped raise $81,000, making it the most successful jump to date. “These numbers shattered all our records,” Pariso said. “It was a lot of fun.” He added that 3,000 spectators also came out for the event.
For more information on the event, go to portagelakespolarbearclub.com.
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