Tuesday, February 17, 2009


There are sometimes I can't believe what people will do, whether it's for a good cause, money or just for the kicks.

Last Saturday, Rockford held its annual Sweetheart Splash. This is a "jump in freezing water for a good cause" kind of event. Hosted by the Rockford Rotary and emceed by a local TV weatherman, they raised money for the North Kent Service Center. It only ran about 45 minutes or so, but they had a good selection of participants and a good crowd.

The participants competed for trophies in 3 divisions. There was a singles division, a couples division and a team division. The photo above is the local Jiffy Lube team and they ended up winning the team division. The event ended up with the emcee jumping in after the crowd collected $1000 on top of what was already donated.

I haven't heard what the total take was, but they appeared to be getting a good set of donations from the crowd. A good time was had by all, but you sure wouldn't get me to jump in that water this time of year.


Anonymous said...

This reminds me of some kind of National Lampoons movie. LOL!!

Steven Scherbinski said...

It did, thanks for the comment.