Linwood Man Celebrates 60th Birthday by Surfing, Snowboarding

May 17, 2010 – In The News
Press of Atlantic City

Jack Plackter was featured for the unique way he celebrated his birthday that entailed surfing and snowboarding in January. Although the temperatures were in the 30s, Jack and fellow surfer Auggie Cipollini, senior vice president of operations at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, surfed at 6:30 morning in the morning at Atlantic City then drove to Blue Mountain Ski Resort to take snowboarding lessons. Plackter described the day as nearly "perfect" and that he does these things to stay young.

Plackter, a competitive rowing champ who also works out quite a bit and practices martial arts, said his wife, Marjorie, and two children weren’t surprised by his birthday excursion.

“Nothing I do surprises them anymore,” he said. “It was something I always wanted to do, and they said, ‘Be careful.’ They didn’t want the old guy to get hurt out there.”

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