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 2014 Penguin Plunge at Heritage Harbor Ottawa

Plungers...are you ready!?!
Why go jump in a lake, when you can shiver in the river
for a good cause? Take the "plunge"...

2014 Penguin Plunge

Saturday, January 4, 2014
Heritage Harbor Ottawa

Registration starts at 12pm
Plunges start at 2pm

Spectators welcome!
Prizes will be awarded!

Make a New Year’s resolution to make a difference in someone’s life through Make-A-Wish® Illinois. At Make-A-Wish they grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, to enrich their lives with hope, strength and joy. All you have to do is ‘take the plunge’ on Saturday, January 4th. If you haven’t been able to pre-register, registration will start at noon at Heritage Harbor and the plunging will start at 2pm. 


Download Registration and Pledge Forms here
Forms and donations will be accepted during regular business hours at Centrue Bank branches in the following communities: Ottawa, Streator, Peru, Princeton, Coal City, Diamond, Sandwich, Braidwood & Bradley; see Centrue branch locations & hours here. Plungers who pre-register by Thursday, January 2, will be assigned a plunge time in advance.  Centrue employees will re-open registration at noon at the event on January 4. Pre-registered Plungers are encouraged to continue adding donations by making deposits at Centrue, or by setting up a personal fundraising webpage (see below), or by bringing any additional donations to the event!

You may also set up your own personal Penguin Plunge fundraising webpage. It's quick & easy, and a great way to share your fundraising goal & allow your sponsors to contribute & share their encouragement.  Just remember to incorporate "Penguin Plunge" into your "Page Name" so that it's affiliated with this great event.  Set up your personal Penguin Plunge fundraising page here.  If you need help with setting up your page, see step-by-step instructions here.  Pre-registration is not mandatory to participate, but is encouraged. 

Thanks to all 2014 Penguin Plunge sponsors...we couldn't do it without you!

See Jump Times for pre-registered Plungers

See 2014 Penguin Plunge on Facebook     Map/directions to Heritage Harbor

Only pre-registered plungers are guaranteed a T-Shirt.  
Team jump times will be posted January 3 for all pre-registered plungers.  All plungers registering the day of the event will be placed in a team as they register.  

For questions or more information...
or call 815.433.5000
Or call 815.433.2200

  A BIG thanks to Centrue Bank for being the 2014 Penguin Plunge registration sponsor.  Registration & pledge forms are available at Ottawa, Streator, Peru, Princeton, Coal City, Diamond, Sandwich, Braidwood & Bradley locations.   

See local coverage of last year's Peguin Plunge by
NewsTribune and The Times
; over $36,000 was raised in Penguin Plunge's second year. Our sights are set even higher for the third annual Penguin Plunge in 2014...come and have a great time, and help us set a new Penguin Plunge record of making TEN kids' dreams come true!  

Check out the fun from 2013 Penguin Plunge...

Live remote at the Plunge by WCMY/SAM FM!


Want to make a weekend of it?
Contact Hampton Inn to learn about their special
Penguin Plunge Shuttle & Stay Package
Hampton Inn Starved Rock
4551 Holiday Lane, Ottawa