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In less than 400 words it would be absolutely impossible to
and every business or individual for the part they played in making the
Annual Lee Lake Polar Plunge another overwhelming success.
Again – the best year ever for us. Our
first check presentation was March 17th
in the amount of $25, 811.50 to Greater Richland Area Cancer
A check presentation in the amount of
$9,188.50 to American Cancer Society will be held in the near future.
you didn’t do the math already, these two checks alone total $35,000!
And the best part is both organizations will
receive yet another check after all expenses are paid!
These checks alone bring our total donated in
13 years to $167,379!
donations from businesses and individuals in Reedsburg, LaValle, Elroy,
Green Bay, Cambridge,
Portage and Hillsboro,
Birdsill Black Guns,
Dennis and Dawn Behn, Al & Robin Landsinger,
to name just a few, made for
wonderful side raffles as well as a fun and very rewarding auction that
If you’ve never attended this event you truly
don’t know what you are missing. A parcial
list of our donors.
Wendy McCauley, Teri Benning, Audrey Throndsen, Fitness 14, Wisconsin
& Southern Railroad,
Dick Marshall / Strang Plumbing and Heating, Downtown Fitness, Donnie’s
Bunker Hill / Cannon Run Route 66, Jerry Bruha, Joe, Kara, Ben and Eli
Corena and Gene Underwood & Family, Cazenovia Turkey Busters, Dave
Holderman & Marsha Burdick,
Reedsburg Family Restaurant, Belinda Hartwig, Cheryl Gavin, Bill Bauer,
Treasure Mill, Sandy Garber, Geffert’s Catering, Bounce Bounce, Helen
Bauer/Family of Rich Bauer,
Sears Hometown, Richland Center, Lone Birch Taxidermy/Jim & Sharon
Klang, Ma & Pa’s Pit Stop,
Rhyme, Harlan and Monie Ray, Sue Fruit, Green Bay Packers, Sauk Prairie
Trends Shannon, Lorraine’s Downtown Mini-Mall, Lynelle Roessler, Brian
and Dionne Bulin, LK Design Studio,
Hillsboro Equipment, Tera’s Whey, Diane Brown, D.L. Gasser, Holiday
Wholesale, Skinner Transfer, Weggy Winery,
Lisa Kyle, Phillis Fuller, Deli-Bean, Neumann’s, Matt and Catherine
Minor, Gavin Brothers Auction, Pizza Ranch,
Carr Valley Cheese,Club 33, Saputo Cheese, Janice Turner, Brittany
Hutchinson, Jenn Grey, Susan Toy,
Maribeth and Cyril Dietelhoff, Victim Tattoo, Downtown Fitness, Douglas
American Car Care Center,
Alana's Runnin’ with Scissors, Viking Village Foods, Viking Liquor,
Thrifty White Pharmacy,
WRCO Radio as well as Ron and Beth Fruit, Reedsburg Utility & Tommy
Reedsburg Independent & Jeff Seering, Reedsburg Times Press &
Kim Lamoreaux, Richland Observer,
Wisconsin Metals/Brian Gudenschwager, Pat and Krista Strutz, K & K
Furniture & Antiques,
NAPA, Richland Center, Ocooch Books and Libations, Simpson
Tractor, Richland Center City Auditorium,
Ladd Country Collectibles, Dragon Buffet, Chet’s Feed and Seed,
Press Box Bar and Grill, Phoenix Center, Harlan’s Furniture, Games For
Us, Trail Break,
Bailey’s Paint & Decorating,Beaver Tile & Carpeting, AutoZone,
Joyce Fichtel, Caz Clipper, Culver’s, Richland Center,
Culver’s, Reedsburg, Woodland Valley Greenhouse, Martha Wittman, Dawn
NUK USA, Diane Geffert, Charmed 2, Pizza Hut, Reedsburg, Pizza Hut,
Richland Center, Cancun Mexican, WCCU,
Just One, Country Charm, Corner Pub, Reedsbug Restaurant, Brewsters,
Wollerscheim Winery, Cazenovia American Legion,
Cazenovia Fire and EMS, Gawronski Signs, Dorow Septic, Mittlesteadt
Power Sports, Weaver Auto Parts, Mandie Bailey,
Brian and Sue Baley, Arneson Repair, Kientz Photography, Sara Schrank,
Sheila Hendricks, Rasthaus East,
Budz, Cowboy Bar and North of the Border, Reedsburg Country Club and
Lake Polar Plunge Facebook page as well as at www.boogman.com
Items came in after the lists were printed
and although we tried to make certain names were added, perhaps someone
If your name or business is not
listed, please accept our sincerest apologies and know that we truly
appreciated your support and the omission was certainly not
must start by thanking our plungers.
Also a record number this year at 107!
It takes a very special person indeed to jump into ice water in
– in Wisconsin
none the less.
Kudos to each and every
one of you! Thanks to those who attended.
Whether you came to our auction, bought a
luminary, a raffle ticket or a hot dog, or if you came to cheer on our
- we were all there for the same reason.
Hoping there will someday be a
cure for Cancer and to help those with this horrible disease.
We must then extend thanks to our ice cutting
crew – a great bunch of guys who have stood beside us year after year
this event possible.
From cutting the
hole to making sure there is somewhere warm for the plungers.
You guys are the
best. Thanks to the Caz EMS and Caz Fire
Departments for standing by to keep our plungers safe.
Then to our volunteers…. We couldn’t make
this happen without you – this year especially.
At times it’s simply overwhelming the amount of work and stress leading
up to that day, but when we step back and turn it over to all of you we
it’s going to be just fine.
so, so much.
each of us does just a little – together we can do big things!
Benning and Laura Mahaney
Lee Lake Polar Bear Plunge