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Gov. Daugaard Goes Skydiving For A Cause



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South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard jumped out of a plane Wednesday evening. But don’t worry; it was for a good cause. The governor was supposed to sky dive a couple of weeks ago, but the weather ruined the fun.
 
Two friends, one deal, and 38,000 blizzards later, Gov. Daugaard went skydiving.

“When DeLon emailed me and said, hey if I beat the record, and we go past 31,000 and get 32,000 in sales would you jump,'” said Daugaard.

Every year Dairy Queen restaurants around the nation have Miracle Treat Day, where a portion of blizzards sales go to the Children's Miracle Network. DeLon Mork's store in Madison, sells the most blizzards on that day, than any other store in the nation. So he reached out to the governor and found a very creative way to raise even more money.
     
“Gov. Daugaard was gracious enough to get involved with our charity Children's Miracle Network and really elevate our sales to get him to jump out of an airplane,” said Mork.

On Wednesday evening that's exactly what the two did.

“I'm ready,” said Mork.

“I’m a little bit nervous, but not much, Daugaard said. “I'm mostly excited.”

After harnessing up, it was off to the plane.
   
“Second times the charm,” Daugaard said.

Then it was up, up and away. Thirty minutes later and 10,000 feet up in the sky, two black dots could be spotted.

“Oh what a thrill,” Daugaard said. “The first 5,000 feet flying down was just incredible, just absolutely incredible. And then the parachute jerks, and then suddenly you’re floating and it's perfectly quiet.”

The money raised from Miracle Treat Day goes to hospitals that are a part of the Children’s Miracle Network. Mork donates 100 percent of his sales to the CMN.
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