Events

Events

Penguin Plunge for Make-A-Wish

15-Apr-2016

The fifth annual Penguin Plunge at Heritage Harbor Ottawa Resort in Ottawa, Illinois helped raise $101,565 for Make-A-Wish Illinois. The event drew more than 260 brave participants and 2,000 warm spectators.

Organized and hosted by Heritage Harbor Ottawa, a marina resort community on the Illinois River, the Penguin Plunge challenges residents to collect pledges for jumping off the dock and into the chilly water. One hundred percent of proceeds raised by participants go directly to Make-A-Wish.

“It’s a real testament to the generosity and commitment of the Ottawa community that we reached the $100,000 milestone in just the fifth year of the Penguin Plunge,” says Tammy Barry, director of sales and marketing for Heritage Harbor Ottawa and event coordinator for the Penguin Plunge.

Pictured left to right: Linda Johnson, Penguin Plunge event coordinator, Ashley White, gift officer of community programs for Make-A-Wish Illinois, and Tammy Barry, director of sales and marketing for Heritage Harbor Ottawa and Penguin Plunge event coordinator.

 

McGard