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Sunday, February 26, 2012


Heather Moffett is known for her compassion and raising money for charity, almost as much as she is known for her bubbly, energetic personality on the two harness racing television shows she hosts. Organizing fund raisers, getting people involved in community service and raising awareness for her favorite non-profit organizations are on-going efforts for the third-generation horsewoman. Now, Heather Moffett has a charity stunt planned for March that she describes as her “craziest yet.” She is calling it “The Polar Mare Plunge.”

Susan Ehlers (l) and Heather Moffett(r) will be taking the plunge on March 9 if sufficient pledges have been made for Wells For Ghana.

On March 9, Moffett will jump into a freezing horse pond on her family farm in Harrington, Del. However, she’s not doing it alone. Good friend and horse owner, Susan Ehlers, has promised to make the plunge with her. The goal is to raise $5,000 for Wells For Ghana, a group that builds fresh water wells in West Africa and is headed by harness horseman Kenny Wood.

“This definitely is not the sanest thing I’ve ever done,” laughed Moffett. “But, I am hoping it will get people's attention and get them to donate. Obviously, the concept is if you want to see me and Susan do something this idiotic, then you’ll make a pledge. Susan and I won’t go through with the plunge, unless a total of $5,000 is donated.”

Those who would like to make a pledge can visit Moffett’s website at Click on her ‘Charity’ page for more information. Moffett stresses that no donation is too small and every donation is appreciated. The “Polar Mare Plunge” will be videotaped and posted on Moffett’s website.

“I really hope people will take a few minutes to look at my web site,” added Moffett. “There’s a great video about Kenny Wood interviewed by Jane Pauley for The Today Show. His story is amazing and the video also shows how his racehorses are helping to fund his calling. Kenny is nothing short of a super hero, but even super heroes can use a little help.”