Versailles State Park to host Polar Plunge

first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. — Saturday at the Versailles State Park is the 10th annual Versailles Polar Plunge.WRBI’s very own Caz Burdette will be participating in this year’s plunge!Residents of Ripley, Ohio, and Dearborn Counties are participating to raise money and awareness for Speical Olympics Indiana.On-site registration will take place on the boat ramp at the park beginning at 11:30 with participants lining up to take the plunge into the lake at 2:00 PM.To participate, individuals must raise a “bear” minimum of $75 for Speical Olympics Indiana.Awards will be presented to top fundraising teams and individuals.If you are interested in supporting the event but don’t want to get wet, you can register as a virtual plunger, or can participate in the Polar Climb 5k Run or 3k walk, which will begin at 11:00 AM.To date over $3 million has been raised for Special Olympics Indiana.Be sure to get out and cheer on WRBI’s Caz Burdette, and if you can’t cheer him on in person, you can still support him by clicking here.last_img read more

Ireland name Balbirnie new Test & ODI captain

first_img..William Porterfield steps downANDREW Balbirnie has been named as the new Ireland Test and one-day captain after long-serving skipper William Porterfield stepped down.Dublin-born Balbirnie, 28, becomes Ireland’s second Test captain and the fifth man to captain the one-day international side.Porterfield, who will continue playing, led the side 253 times after taking over from Trent Johnston in 2008.“To be asked to captain my country is an absolute honour,” Balbirnie said.“It’s a proud moment, not just for me but also for my family and everyone who has been there on my cricket journey so far – especially my coaches, teammates and friends at Pembroke Cricket Club.“Since 2008, William has been an amazing leader on and off the field, not just to me but anyone who has been lucky to represent Ireland.“Taking over from our greatest captain will certainly be a hard act to follow but one I’m looking forward to getting into. William still has a huge role to play in this team going forward and I look forward to working with him over the next couple of years.”Balbirnie made his international debut in 2010 and has appeared 123 times for Ireland.His first international match as captain will be on 7 January 2020 when Ireland take on the West Indies in a one-day international in Barbados.At the time of stepping down, Cricket Ireland said Porterfield was the longest-serving current national captain in an Irish team sport.“It has been an incredible journey, and a fantastic honour to have captained my country over the past 11 and a half years,” he said.“There have been many highs, along with a few lows along the way, but I can honestly say that it has been thoroughly enjoyable.“To have been able to lead Ireland out at various World Cups, through to our first Test against Pakistan, and again at Lord’s in the summer, have been but a few of these highlights.”(BBC Sport).last_img read more