Courage Brothers' Polar Bear Dip

January 01, 2008 20:32 ET

Canada's largest polar bear dip for charity raises over $59,000

23rd Annual Courage Brothers' Polar Bear Dip for World Vision raises record amount

Attention: Lifestyle Editor, News Editor, World News Editor OAKVILLE, ONTARIO, MEDIA RELEASE--(Marketwire - Jan. 1, 2008) - Todd and Trent Courage, founders of the Courage Brothers' Polar Bear Dip for World Vision, are pleased to announce that this year's event at Coronation Park, Oakville, raised upwards of $59,000 for World Vision's water projects in Sudan.

"The funds raised here today will help drill boreholes, install wells, lay pipes and repair existing wells in four villages in Sudan." says Trent Courage. "We had over 400 dippers today and close to 5,000 spectators from all over Canada. It's great to see everyone working together for such a great cause."

ABOUT THE COURAGE BROTHERS' POLAR BEAR DIP FOR WORLD VISION:

- The Courage Brothers' Polar Bear Dip for World Vision first took place in 1985 on a dare from Todd and Trent's mother.
- The Courage Brothers' Polar Bear Dip for World Vision is now Canada's largest polar bear dip for Charity.
- Visitors to the Courage Brothers' Polar Bear Dip for World Vision have traveled from as far away as Australia and Hong Kong.
- Platinum level sponsors for the 23rd Annual Courage Brothers' Polar Bear Dip include: Campbell's Soup at Hand; Megaloid; Thermos.
- Full details about the 23rd Annual Courage Brothers' Polar Bear Dip can be found at www.polarbeardip.ca
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