On the overcast, 44-degree morning of April 5th, 16 teams braved the 4th Annual Paddle Plunge into frozen Kingston Lake. Two days prior to the event, Camp Lincoln staff chipped ice 7 feet off the shore to clear enough water for teams to run across the cold sand and plunge into the frigid water.
Together 23 teams raised $4,660 dollars for the Southern District YMCA Annual Scholarship Fund. The top fundraising teams include Stratham SACC lead by Billie Jo, Camp Lincoln CIT’s captained by Mike Short, Team Wagnitz inspired by Kristina Wagnitz, and Plaistow SACC lead by Hope MacDonald.
The Southern District YMCA appreciates all of the volunteers who helped make this event memorable. Special thanks go to the Kingston Lake Association for costume judging, Tracey Miller from Food and Health Forum and Tracey Miller Wellness for serving delicious healthy smoothies, and Sanborn High School student leaders who were ready to help and get wet! Check out these recipes for the healthy snacks served at the Paddle Plunge!