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Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent Dives for a Cause

Superintendent of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary made good on his promise to jump into Thunder Bay today.

Jeff Gray committed to taking a dip in the freezing water if the organization surpassed its Giving Tuesday goal. The sanctuary blew its $7,500 goal out of the water, bringing in over $13,000 in donations.We caught up with Gray after his chilly jump.

“It was invigorating. It was fun, it was great. We started this a few years ago when Giving Tuesday started and we tried to find a way that we can maybe inspire people to give when we didn’t know. We just were kind of playing around with ideas, and decided it was kind of around Thanksgiving, [I] put on a turkey suit and jumped in the Thunder Bay River.”

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