Pictures: 7th Annual Freezin’ for a Reason Virginia Polar Dip

by Karen Goff February 3, 2014 at 9:35 am 2 Comments

Would you jump into a 34-degree lake?

More than 250 people did on Saturday at the 7th Annual Freezin’ for a Reason Virginia Polar Dip at Reston’s Lake Anne Plaza.

The event, organized by the Toth family of Oakton, raises money for Camp Sunshine in Maine, a sleepaway camp for children with cancer and their families.

Adults, children and costumed teams all paid at least $100 to make a splash and hit the water in front of a cheering crowd. Crews had to use chainsaws to cut a “swimming hole” in the six-inch-thick ice.

Organizers said the event said $87,424 – a record amount that will help send 44 area families to Camp Sunshine.

  • Teresa Wright Rice

    It was my first-time doing the Polar Dip. Camp Sunshine is a worthy cause and I look forward to repeating it next year with my group, the Renegades of StillBrave Childhood Cancer foundation!

    • Kel Reynolds

      So you weren’t too mad I came up with that ridiculous idea? lol. Everyone was looking like they wanted to strangle me when we were in line. I had a ton of fun and can’t wait for next year!


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