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For the seventh year in a row, the Dairy Queen in Madison beat every store in the country, selling thousands of blizzards to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network. Last year, the store’s owner, DeLon Mork, decided to celebrate the record by skydiving. This year, he decided to take more people along for the ride.     

This year, they set their goal at 27,500. Once again, they went above and beyond, selling 31,000 DQ Blizzards. Mork says it it’s an easy thing to do when you’re doing it for such a good cause.

“There’s tons of kids in our neighborhoods and communities that have health problems and serious emergencies, and they need the help. The families need the help,” says Mork.

Madison and the surrounding communities recognized that and wanted to help meet that need. Thursday night, everyone gathered at the Madison Municipal Airport to celebrate their accomplishments, and watch Mork and five other Dairy Queen employees take the plunge. This was Rosie Poppen's first time to skydive, and she had mixed feelings at first.

“I am nervous, excited… I can’t wait ‘til it’s over with, but I am pumped to go do this. This is going to be awesome,” says Poppens.

But once she hit the ground, she was ready to do it again!!

“The view all over… You could see Brookings, Lake Herman, Lake Madison… I mean, they were just pointing everything out to us! It was just phenomenal,” says Poppens.

All worries aside, she walked away happy, proud of her own accomplishments, and proud of her community for raising so much money for the Children's Miracle Network.

Although they haven’t set a goal for next year yet, Mork is hoping to send more of his employees on their first skydive next year.
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