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Polar Plunge
2017 Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics
Sunday, February 26
Fox Lake

The VHPD Frozen Copsicles will once again be plunging into Fox Lake to raise money for Illinois Special Olympics. 

The Story of the 2016 Plunge
After the previous two Polar Plunges, when plungers had to jump into small pools because Lake Michigan (2014) and Fox Lake (2015) were frozen over, everyone was hoping that the 2016 Plunge would be back to normal.  Well, actually it was better than normal.

The VHPD Frozen Copsicles caught a big break at the event at Fox Lake's Lakefront Park on Sunday, February 28. At plunge time (1:00 pm) the temperature was just about 60 degrees. However, don't think for a minute that it was as much fun as a Caribbean beach. Even though the lake wasn't frozen, the water was still nasty cold.

2016 was a record year for the Frozen Copsicles.  As of the day of the event, the members of the Frozen Copsicles had raised just under $3,300.00, which just clipped the 2015 total.

As you can see from the pictures, many members of the Frozen Copsicles wore t-shirts in honor of Officer Andy Rheintgen. In fact, the plungers were honored to have Andy's wife Susan and their daughter stop by to show their support. Many VHPD and other Village employees also came out to view the spectacle.

To everyone who donated and/or came out to support the plungers - thank you very much!

Here's a few pictures and short video from the 2016 Polar Plunge Plunge!