Water skiers raise $9K at Freeze for Life on Geneva Lake
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Surf boarders and water skiers took to Geneva Lake Dec. 1, raising over $9,000 in the fourth annual Freeze for Life. Proceeds from the event will help fund area scholarships and the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, in memory of Kevin Waldeck, a former Lake Geneva teacher who died in 2007. Photo submitted.
WILLIAMS BAY--A total of 103 water skiers and surf boarders, ages 5-68 years old, extended the summer season by participating in the fourth annual Freeze for Life on Geneva Lake Dec. 1, raising $9,539.
Water temperature? A cool 43 degrees.
The event at Gage Marine and the new Pier 290 Restaurant in Williams Bay, was in memory of Kevin Waldeck, who taught in the Lake Geneva area for 27 years. He died of pancreatic cancer in 2007.
Dalton Waldeck, the son of Kevin Waldeck and a Gage Marine sales representative, organized the event with the help of sponsors, including Gage Marine, Pier 290 Restaurant, Lynch GM Superstores, Fontana Family Chiropractic, Matustik Builders, The Board Shop, Clear Water Outdoor, Duncan Toys, Monster Energy Drink, Lake Geneva Oral Surgery, UnderCover Canvas, Boulder Ridge Country Club, AbbeySprings, Gordy's, Rigatoni's Italian Restaurant and Deli, Ideal Impressions Photography, Liquid Force, MasterCraft and Centurion.
Aquanut drivers Bob Lenz and Bob Koehler donated their time to provide an afternoon of water ski fun and fundraising.
Proceeds from Freeze for Life will help fund college scholarships for area high school graduates and help support the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research.
Plans are already underway for the fifth annual event set for Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.