POMEROY — Plenty of people packed the Pomeroy Parking Lot during the Snow Crow Polar Plunge Saturday, Jan. 30. The event was held by The Los Cuervos (The Crows) Rider Riders Club, and raised approximately $6,461.69 as of Saturday, with money still coming in.
The event, which had 26 people jump into the 38-degrees water of the Ohio River in order to bring awareness. Exactly $4,200 of the money raised will go to a local girl named Mady, who has severe Type 1 diabetes. Her family has recently rescued a dog, Rosie, from the Meigs County Dog Shelter, and are currently training Rosie to become a diabetic alert dog. The $4,200 raised will help the family finish paying for Rosie’s complete training.
According to information provided by Rich Wamsley, vice president of Los Cuervos, Rosie began training at Tri-State K9 Services in Huntington, W.Va., at six weeks old. Once her training is completed, Rosie will be able to sense whether Mady’s sugar levels are too high or too low, and will be able to give signals to indicate this.
Los Cuervos is a new group that is nationally sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association. So far, the group has provided food and funding for the Meigs County Veterans Outreach on Veterans Day, with a total of $1,900 plus $400 worth of canned goods. They also helped sponsor the Outreach’s Thanksgiving meal.
More recently, on Dec. 1, the group also sponsored a Meigs County family for Christmas, and they hope that their first event of 2016 will be a success as well. Their current president is Kurt English. Other biker groups present at the event were the Meigs County Bikers, the Christian Motorcyclists Association, Devil’s Disciples, V Twin Cruisers, the Revelatorz Benefit Riders, Inc. and the Red Knights 7. Mady and her mother Tiffany were present as well, with Mady even getting to assist in the pushing of individuals into the river. Local fire departments were on hand for safety.
The rest of the money raised will go into a Los Cuervos account to be used for another cause at a later date, Wamsley said. He added that the group is currently looking into other projects, including a possible trip to the Special Olympics in Columbus.
“That’s a good start for us for our next helping hand,” Wamsley said.
To see more photos from Saturday’s event, check out the Facebook page Snow Crow Polar Plunge. To find out more about Los Cuervos visit their Facebook page, Los Cuervos “The Crows” AMA club.
Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2555.