Taking a dunk for Haiti

Participants take the leap into Fish Lake in Maple Grove as part of the Deep Freeze Dunk for Haiti.
Jumpers are in the air temporarily before submerging into the cold waters of Fish Lake.
On-lookers stay warm and bundled as people jump into the water as part of the Deep Freeze Dunk for Haiti.
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.
Two more brave individuals jump into Fish Lake as part of the Deep Freeze Dunk for Haiti.
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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.

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)