Eighth annual Penguin Plunge preliminary fundraising figure is $185k

Eighth annual Penguin Plunge preliminary fundraising figure is $185k

The Penguin Plunge preliminary fundraiser total is $185,000. People raised money for Make-A-Wish Illinois by jumping in the Illinois River at Heritage Harbor Saturday. More than 100 people feel strongly about why they do it.

Here are some of the plungers WCMY News spoke to before they jumped in.

And here are some of the plungers we spoke to afterward.

It was the eighth annual Penguin Plunge for Make-A-Wish Illinois in Ottawa.