Polar Plunge makes a splash for KVAP

Photo by Christene Watson / Special to the Sun; KVAP life guards (left to right) Devon Vittoria, Megan Lane, and Rack Deming, take the plunge along with KVAP Director Danica Vittoria.

Freezin’ For a Reason at the Annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 10, held at South Fork Middle School. The plunge raises funds to benefit the Kern Valley Aquatics Program which offers swimming lessons, junior life guarding, and other summer programs.
The kids go out and get pledges and also sell raffle tickets for a drawing held after the plunge.
Swim program runs June and July and Mr. Bogart from Woodrow Wallace Middle School is one of the instructors.

Photo by Richard Peterson / Freelance Photographer; The first batch of kids to jump into ice cold water at the Annual KVAP Polar Plunge.

The event is not only for the kids, but anyone who wants to get pledges and dive. Participants can enter as an individual or as a team.
The winner that got the lucky ducky with an “X” was Mia Vittoria.
The oldest and youngest polar plungers also receive a prize. Oldest was Mackensie Newbern and youngest was Grier Noble.

Photo by Richard Peterson / Freelance Photographer; Kalayna Olson goes for the first grab at a duck at the KVAP Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 10.