Participants braved the freezing water on Saturday at the Polar Plunge. (Image: Dearborn County Register)The 2014 Indiana Special Olympics Polar Plunge took place at The Versailles State Park Lake. The preliminary totals of money raised is over $50,000. The highest total raised in the seven year history of our area Polar Plunge.Many awards were presented following The Polar Plunge.Best Costume: The Moores Hill Volunteer Fire Department.Team With The Largest Group: The Village Store-Oldenburg with 19 members who took the plunge. Led by Tim Paul.WRBI’s Caz Burdette was freezing for a reason during the Polar Plunge. (Image: Dearborn County Register)Most Money Raised By An Individual: Owen Menchofer raising over $2,000.Most Money Raised By A Team: Area Knights of Columbus raising nearly $5,400.Public Safety Challenge Award: Moores Hill Fire Department’s Hot Chicks raising over $730.Cool School Challenge Winner & Most Money Raised By A School: South Ripley raising over $2,500.A special award was presented to Bill McDonald of The Knights of Columbus for Statewide Sponsorship of all 12 Statewide Polar Plunges.The 7th annual event raised over $50,000. (Image: Dearborn County Register)WRBI’s Morning Show Co-Host, Caz Burdette, was also Freezin’ For A Reason and got into the cold water.Country 103.9 WRBI is a proud Media Sponsor for Special Olympics and The Polar Plunge.
MORE: Sports figures who have tested positive for COVID-19″She just wasn’t getting better. Her fever was never cutting from 103, maybe go down to 101.9 with the meds, and then immediately spike back up during the night,” Towns said. “She was very uncomfortable. Her lungs were getting worse, her cough was getting worse. She was deteriorating. She was deteriorating — and we always felt that the next medicine would help. This is the one that’s going to get it done. This mixture is going to get it done.”Towns felt she had finally turned a corner in her recovery, but she had to be put on a ventilator after sudden issues with her lungs. She was then placed in a medically induced coma. In sharing his story, Towns hopes to raise awareness about COVID-19 and the seriousness of its impact.”I wanted to make this video so that people understand the severity of this disease is real,” Towns said. “This disease needs to not be taken lightly. Please protect your families, your loved ones, your friends, yourself. Practice social distancing. Please don’t be in places with a lot of people. … I hope my story helps. I hope my story gives you the correct information.”Upon hearing the news, several NBA players reached out to Towns and offered messages of support on social media, including former Timberwolves teammate Zach LaVine.We with u bro! Stay strong 🙏🏽🙏🏽— Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) March 25, 2020Prayers up for you and the family! 🙏🏽💙 https://t.co/AYQHeyo0b8— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) March 25, 2020Stay strong @KarlTowns God has got you ❤️🙏🏾 https://t.co/krEvbzRXnI— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) March 25, 2020She’s an amazing person!!! Praying for her right now https://t.co/9SLQlXwqTb— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) March 25, 2020Yes we can. Praying for a speedy recovery 🙏🏾 https://t.co/IYGDmgzLZT— Al Horford (@Al_Horford) March 25, 2020Wow … Prayers up 🙏🏻🙏🏻 https://t.co/BMyTewyEBA— Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) March 25, 2020🙏🏻 https://t.co/6olJ5AtU3i— Joe Ingles (@Joeingles7) March 25, [email protected] you’re in my prayers sending you positive energy bro!— R.HollisJefferson (@IAmCHAP24) March 25, 2020Prayers up for Momma Towns and @KarlTowns fam…. #NBATogether— Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) March 25, 2020Prayers my man 🙏🏽😓 https://t.co/pnxwtZtb3g— Jalen Brunson (@jalenbrunson1) March 25, 2020 In an emotional video shared early Wednesday morning, Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns revealed his mother, Jacqueline Cruz, is in a medically induced coma after being diagnosed with the coronavirus (COVID-19).The 24-year-old said both of his parents weren’t feeling well last week, and he urged them to see a doctor. Cruz had to be hospitalized as her condition continued to deteriorate. (Towns’ father, Karl Sr., was released from the hospital and is under quarantine.)