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Santa Claus (expert water skier Dave Diederich from St. Louis County) does tricks while water skiing the Mississippi River to raise money for charity on New Year's Day.  He and other advanced skiers took to the cold waters at the base of the Gateway Arch to raise funds for the Missouri Disabled Water Ski Association.  At the start of the event, they had received over $4000 in pledges and donations, and expected that figure to grow higher.  To find out about making a donation go to for more information.