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The Broken Oar to host Fox River Shiver

Published: Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 4:58 p.m. CDT

PORT BARRINGTON – The Broken Oar, 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington, will host its second annual Fox River Shiver on March 9.

The event features costumed volunteers braving the icy waters of the Fox River to raise money for Lurie Children’s Hospital, according to a news release.

Participants are needed to form teams of four or more and obtain pledges or donations from family, friends or business associates. Participants also can enter individually. Six lower river establishments already have committed to participate in the event.  

Spectators are asked to buy souvenir pins for a $5 donation to attend the event.

On the day of the event, there is a VIP pre-party in the party tent for registered participants starting at noon. The plunge will be at 2 p.m., and awards and live entertainment will start at 3 p.m. 

Last year’s event drew more than 75 participants and hundreds of spectators and raised more than $10,000 for the Lurie Children’s Hospital.

For information or to register, contact Bonnie Miske at 847-639-9468 or bonnie@brokenoar.com.

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