The weather Saturday, Jan. 12, was about 10 degrees, but 20 brave souls took a dunk in Fish Lake Regional Park in Maple Grove. The jumpers took part in Deep Freeze Dunk for Haiti. The event raised $18,000, which will be used for sustainable projects such as clean water wells, schools and more in Haiti. The Deep Freeze Dunk took place on the third anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti and was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Maple Grove, the Rotary Partnership for Haiti and Haiti Outreach, a non-profit organization headquartered in Minnetonka. (Photos courtesy of Richard Parrish)
Dale Snyder, a co-founder and director of Haiti Outreach, is interviewed by three television stations that showed up for the event. The area cut out of the ice that’s behind Snyder is where the actual dunking took place.