Polar Plunge 2021 Randy Vath, warehouse supervisor at Zumbrota Drivetrain

Randy Vath, a warehouse supervisor at Zumbrota Drivetrain, isn’t just a casual plunger. He’s been taking the plunge for the last 12 years, and for the past four years, Randy has been participating as a “Super Plunger,” meaning he jumps 24 times in 24 hours.

This year, even in the midst of a global pandemic, Randy raised $6,589, exceeding his $5,100 goal – making him the #2 individual fundraiser for the Rochester plunge. His coworkers at Zumbrota Drivetrain rallied around him and chipped in $800, which was matched by the company for a total donation of $1,500. Randy’s total career jumps are at 110 after Saturday’s jump, with individual totals raised over the 12 years exceeding $60,000.

Randy jumps to honor his 14-year-old son Logan, who was born with Down Syndrome and a heart defect. “Plunging has opened up a whole new window of friends and opportunities to share our story,” Randy shares.

Randy is such an inspiration to the rest of the staff here, and is an example of the community spirit that the team here at Zumbrota Drivetrain exhibit.  What he does to support his son is the same commitment that he provides to each project he undertakes here.”  Said Kevin Shakeshaft, General Manager at Zumbrota Drivetrain.