The Rotary Club of Rockford presents the 18th annual Sweetheart Splash on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm. This winter fun event takes place at the Rockford Dam is a community favorite. Area “jumpers” brave the icy Rogue River with participants performing skits and dance routines prior to going in the water for a captive and lively crowd and a panel of judges. Splash lasts approximately 90 minutes and includes music, surprises and lots of laughs. Coveted, Sweetheart Splash Trophies are presented for category winners in Singles, Couples, and Groups.
Splash is put on every year by the Rotary Club of Rockford. Rotary uses the event as a platform to not only entertain the crowd but also to raise awareness about poverty in the local community. This year the Rockford High School Interact group is assisting Rotary with the event. “The students are learning about running the event as well as putting their mark on it. The students have organized a fund-raising challenge at the school aimed at getting teachers into the water”, said Connie Taylor, Splash co-organizer. Splash proceeds will benefit two groups, North Kent Community Service and Thirsting to Serve, an international clean water organization that began in Rockford, MI in 2004.
“This is truly a community event” said Splash co-organizer Lisa Boyd. “The execution of this event involves the City of Rockford, Rockford Fire and Police, Rockford Ambulance, Algoma Dive Team, Crossroads Church and supporting businesses,” said Boyd.
Entrants must be 15 years of age and pre-register by 10 AM Saturday, February 9, 2013. Entrants between the ages of 15-18 must have a parent/guardian present at time of registration. Registration forms are available at Rockford Community Federal Community Credit Union located at 3 N. Monroe – Rockford.
Registration is $10.00 per person and includes event shirt .Maximum group size is 10.