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Erholtz Kids Plunge

March 8, 2011

It is official: My children are braver than their mother.

Finn (10), Beck (8) and Bo (7) Erholtz all took the chilly leap into the lake at Breezy Point this past weekend as part of team “BraiNERD.”
This YouTube video shows them cheering (and freezing) at 0:19.

It was easy for their aunt Dana (a former Brainerd math teacher) to get them to commit to the idea on a sunny July afternoon. But as the day approached, and especially as they watched volunteers continue to skim the ice off of their entry point into the lake, the idea seemed “less good,” according to Bo.

Complete with taped glasses, suspenders and propeller hats, they didn’t hesitate.

298 plunges and $67,000 later–the event that raises money for Special Olympics Minnesota–just MIGHT be on Brandom Acts list of to-dos for 2012.

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