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Update: The Plunge goes on, raises over $12K

No seeking matching funds

 

COVID may have forced the cancellation of the annual Plunging for Pink event usually held at East Side Lake, but that didn’t stop the Dutchtown Jumpers from placing a 500-gallon water tank in front of Hoot & Ole’s and Judy’s Too to hold an improvised Plunge for the Cure event on Saturday.

The event, which saw jumpers plunging into the cold water, raised $12,505 for cancer research at The Hormel Institute, according to Hoot & Ole’s and Judy’s Too co-owner (and Dutchtown Jumper) Jeremy Olson.

“I was expecting about $8,000, then I started counting the money,” Olson said. “This town is so amazing when they get together behind a cause and help each other out. The Dutchtown Jumpers can’t say thank you enough.”

Olson said that about a dozen participants, ranging in age from 7 to 75, took the plunge this year. 

Olson said that he is seeking to raise matching funds from other places to donate along with Saturday’s total.

“We’ll definitely be at the $20,000+ mark that we can donate to The Hormel Institute,” he said. “I’ve talked to several of the scientists there and their work never stops, even in a pandemic. The least we can do is help these guys out, and we love doing it.”

 

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