More than $81,000 raised at Polar Plunge into Lake Decatur

DECATUR - Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge officials say more than 530 participants raised a total of $81,579 during the Polar Plunge event in Decatur on March 7.

Officials say the money that was raised will benefit Special Olympics Illinois - Central/Area 10, which serves Special Olympics athletes with intellectual disabilities in four counties.  Officials also say several Plunge individuals and teams were recognized for their accomplishments at the event.

We've included a list of individuals and teams recognized for various accomplishments below:

·         Best Costume Teams: LSA- 80's Prom, IBEW #51, Chilly Dawgs

·         Oldest Plungers:  Jackie Francisco, Bill Boys

·         Spirit Award: Amanda Banning

·         Cool School Challenge: Eisenhower High School (72 Plungers, $6,396), St. Teresa High School (44 Plungers, $6,260), Lutheran School Association (42 Plungers, $3,667), MacArthur High School (15 Plungers, $1,583)

·         Most Money Raised by a Team with 5-14: Pony Plungers (12 Plungers, $3,820), Monsanto (9 Plungers, $3, 552), It's Cold as Hill (13 Plungers, $2,454)

·         Most Money Raised by a Team with over 15 people: Dream Catchers ($12,285), Eisenhower Panther Plungers ($6,396), Chilly Dawgs St. Teresa High School ($6,260)

·         Team who Recruited the Most Plungers: Eisenhower High School (72), St. Teresa High School (65), Lutheran School Association (45)

·         Most Money Raised by an Individual: David Klover ($3,000), Sarah Boys ($1,795), Tom Walmsley ($1,525)

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