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Fox River Shiver raises more than $10,000 for charity

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  • The Broken Oar on the Fox River in Port Barrington recently hosted its second Fox River Shiver event, in which brave volunteers jumped into icy water for charity.

      The Broken Oar on the Fox River in Port Barrington recently hosted its second Fox River Shiver event, in which brave volunteers jumped into icy water for charity.
    Courtesy of Broken Oar on the Fox River

  • More than 50 jumpers ages 12 and older jumped alone or in teams. Money raised by the jumpers, plus Broken Oar's sales for the day, raised more than $10,000 for One Small Voice Foundation, benefiting Lurie Children's Hospital.

      More than 50 jumpers ages 12 and older jumped alone or in teams. Money raised by the jumpers, plus Broken Oar's sales for the day, raised more than $10,000 for One Small Voice Foundation, benefiting Lurie Children's Hospital.
    Courtesy of Broken Oar on the Fox River

  • Some of the jumpers at the Broken Oar's Fox River Shiver wore costumes. Prizes were awarded for best costumes and best team concept, as well as most money raised and best lower river business presence.

      Some of the jumpers at the Broken Oar's Fox River Shiver wore costumes. Prizes were awarded for best costumes and best team concept, as well as most money raised and best lower river business presence.
    Courtesy of Broken Oar on the Fox River

  • A jumper belly flops during the Broken Oar's Fox River Shiver fundraiser.

      A jumper belly flops during the Broken Oar's Fox River Shiver fundraiser.
    Courtesy of Broken Oar on the Fox River

 
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The Broken Oar on the Fox River in Port Barrington hosted its second annual Fox River Shiver Sunday, March 9, when fearless, costume-clad volunteers gathered to brave the icy 32.5-degree waters and frigid air for charity.

Volunteers were surrounded by hundreds of spectators who came out to support the event and cheer for the more than 50 jumpers who ranged in age from 12-year-old Hannah Remke from McHenry, who raised $100 in one day, on up.

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Chicago Bear Matt Slauson was also in attendance to take pictures and sign autographs for the crowd.

After days of preparation to cut through the more than 10 inches of ice on the river to create the "plunge" area, the festivities kicked off at noon, the main event at 2 p.m. and the post party with live entertainment immediately following and going well into the evening.

Awards were given for best costumes, best team concept, most money raised by an individual or team, and best lower river business presence.

Teams, individuals and lower river businesses collected pledge money from friends, family and customers to sponsor them to take the "plunge" for One Small Voice Foundation, benefiting Lurie Children's Hospital.

Broken Oar added their proceeds from sales for the day to bring the total money raised for the event to more than $10,000.

The Broken Oar is at 614 Rawson Bridge Road.

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