Testing The Waters: Preparing For The Polar Plunge - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

Testing The Waters: Preparing For The Polar Plunge

Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man Dies From Medical Condition On RAGBRAI

    Man Dies From Medical Condition On RAGBRAI

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-07-22 14:09:05 GMT
    Photo of riders on day two of RAGBRAI 2014Photo of riders on day two of RAGBRAI 2014
    Officials with RAGBRAI say a cyclist has died on this year's trek across Iowa. According to the RAGBRAI website, a 63-year-old man died while riding on Monday...More >>
    Officials with RAGBRAI say a cyclist has died on this year's trek across Iowa. According to the RAGBRAI website, a 63-year-old man died while riding on Monday...
    More >>
  • QCA Man Competes On NBC's American Ninja Warrior

    QCA Man Competes On NBC's American Ninja Warrior

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:19:00 GMT
    A Quad City man will test his skills against others when he competes on American Ninja Warrior. Matt Harris has spent most of his life in...More >>
    A Quad City man will test his skills against others when he competes on American Ninja Warrior. Matt Harris has spent most of his life in...More >>
  • Red, White & Boom! Fireworks Rescheduled For Labor Day

    Red, White & Boom! Fireworks Rescheduled For Labor Day

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:35:58 GMT
    The Red, White and Boom Fireworks display that was canceled due to flooding is getting a second chance this year.The annual 3rd of July fireworks display has been rescheduled for Labor Day, September 1...More >>
    The Red, White and Boom Fireworks display that was canceled due to flooding is getting a second chance this year.The annual 3rd of July fireworks display has been rescheduled for Labor Day, September 1...More >>

Close to freezing temperatures makes for perfect weather to take a chilly dip in ice-cold waters. At least that's what they're saying for the Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Illinois coming up this weekend. On Sunday, dozens will take the plunge at Wick's Lake behind Jumer's Casino in Rock Island.

Many will be with teams and in costume as they get into what's almost a completely frozen lake. We joined crews Tuesday as they cut a hole in the ice and divers tested the water. They pulled out sticks or other safety hazards to make sure it's ready for the plungers. At about 38 degrees the water is substantially colder compared to last year's plunge.

"The beach we had sand, now we have ice and snow so won't be quite as warm, but just as much fun," said organizer Dianne Feehan Hoyte.

Money the plungers raise will help fun training and competitions for Special Olympics athletes. Last year, the Rock Island plunge raised close to $33,000. Organizers hope to beat that this time. You can still join in. CLICK HERE for more information on how to get involved or donate.

Visit the fundraising website to help the TV-6 team raise donations. http://www.firstgiving.com/process/teamarea/default.asp?did=1480&teamid=222923

 

 

 

 

Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.