Penguin Plunge 2020

Top Fundraisers:

Team or Individual
Team Leader Amount
Iron and AntlerJ Lee Westland$1,630
Union Congregational UCCTorri Vande Zande$430.00
Rendezvous BrewingDoug Toth$325.00
Old Pro & The NewbiesLisa Tuller$205.00
St Paul’s Lutheran Church Judy Gustafson$1,000
Ice BreakersDerek Bauer$80.00
Sunset CastleRebecca Johnson$60.00
Hackensack HardwareBryce Wolske$540.00
Jarboe RanchJudy Jarboe$100.00

Go to the donations page if you want to support any of these teams!!

Penguin Plunge is Moved Due to Poor Ice Conditions

Activities for the Penguin Plunge on Birch Lake in Hackensack January 18th are MOVED to land due to poor ice conditions. ** We Recommend NO Vehicles on the Lake**

The FUN IS STILL ON!!  Come to “Penguin Registration/Check In” on Saturday January 18th from Noon to 1:00 pm at the Hackensack Chamber. Registered individuals receive a Penguin t-shirt and participant bag AND the LAST CHANCE to enter the Penguin Plunge Costume Contest.

Penguin Plunge Costume Judging will begin at 12:30 PM at the Back to Hack-It’s A Wrap Party at the Birchwood Char House on Sunday, January 19th with prizes awarded for team and individual most money raised, team and individual costumes, oldest and youngest jumpers, multi-generational team, and returning jumper.

So come register for the Penguin Plunge Activities and support the Hackensack Area Fire & Rescue Department and Faith in Action for Cass County, and enjoy the many activities at the great Back to Hack Weekend!!

Penguin Plunge Highlights

January 19th 2019 temperature was near -20! Yes, we had 18 people who jumped into the lake!

We are now planning for the 2020 Penguin Plunge. Mark your calendar for Jan. 18th 2020! This event supports the Hackensack Area Fire & Rescue Department and Faith in Action for Cass County. We’d like to make a challenge to all Fire & Rescue teams and to friends of Faith in Action throughout Minnesota to get your teams together. Teams are encouraged to set a goal to raise money either to jump, OR NOT to jump into the icy waters of Birch Lake just off the city park in Hackensack.

Business Sponsors

Cass Company Insurance
First National Bank
Mann Lake Ltd
Marks Market
Swanson’s Bait & Tackle