FROST BITE: Lake plunge to benefit family

People crowded the city pier Saturday afternoon in anticipation of the first annual Polar Plunge held by the NCCYHA Steelers Youth Hockey.

Participants had to pledge $50 and those not plunging could donate as much as they wanted to the Frost family of Silver Creek.

“We’re raising money this year for our friends, the Frost family, whose children Jack, age 8, and Sydney, age 11, are suffering from a rare blood disorder called Fanconi anemia,” Steelers Representative Jon Storm said. “Jack and Syd have been in and out of Roswell and other hospitals for the past year and medical costs have been skyrocketing.”

There were around 25 plungers who participated as well as several donations. The Storm family is asking for people to donate until March 17. Donations are to be made out to The Frost Family. Contact Storm to find out were to send donations at

Jon’s wife, Kate Storm attended to help at the donation/pledge table.

“This is going to be very successful,” she said. “This was Jon’s idea so he is plunging first.”

Katerina’s offered a place for plungers to change. Demitri’s on the Lake as well as the Boardwalk Cafe offered free coffee to the plungers.

Kate said it was nice for everyone to pitch in to help with the event.

“The Frost kids both played hockey with us,” Jon said. “They are a Forestville family and everyone knows them.”