Jen Link, left, and Brittni Shaw, members of the Gangsta Squad, take the Polar Plunge Saturday in the third annual event at the Hannibal (Mo.) Marina boat ramp. Proceeds support the Special Olympics. (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)
Posted: Jan. 27, 2013 12:40 am Updated: Feb. 17, 2013 1:15 am
A group of brave people took a Polar Plunge Saturday in Hannibal, Mo., to benefit Special Olympics. Those willing to jump into the icy water at the Hannibal marina could also win prizes for raising money.
Tony Baker recently watched a video of the 1991 Class A state championship game with his 11-year-old daughter. It had been several years since Baker, an all-stater as a senior at Pittsfield High School, had seen the game. "I sure was awful skinny, and those shorts were awful short," he said with a laugh. "But it was neat to watch. It's kind of a blur, but I can remember plays that were called in every game. It's so surreal."