Hundreds in Cambridge plunge into freezing lake

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CAMBRIDGE, Wis (WMTV) - People jumped into a freezing lake in Cambridge on Saturday to help fund football scholarships.

The 14th annual Dip for Dozer celebrated the life of Dustin “Dozer” Zuelsdorf, a Cambridge High School football player who died in a motorcycle accident in 2004.

110 people jumped into an icy Lake Ripley for the event. The event also included a raffle, bowling and a costume contest.

The first Dip for Dozer was started by a family friend of Dustin’s parents in 2005. The money raised helps fund football scholarships for Cambridge High School seniors.

The fund was created by Dustin’s parents. Dustin’s mom, Kimblerly Zuelsdorf, said she knows Dustin would enjoy the event.

“Dustin would love that we are doing this. I’m sure he think we’re absolutely crazy and enjoying every minute of this. You know, he was very dedicated to football and that was definitely his passion, so much so that he wrote about it. He signed his name with number 52 after.” She said.

Zuelsdorf said one of Dustin’s friends helped make a documentary about the event and submitted it to the Wisconsin Film Festival.

Over the past 14 years, the scholarship fund has awarded over $120,000 dollars in scholarships to around 60 students.