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2017 Polar Bear Plunge

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Details coming fall 2017


Black Moshannon State Park


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Pre-registration is now closed. You may still register in person at the Polar Bear Plunge at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December .2

Help us reach our goal of raising $60,000!

Gather your friends and family and take the plunge for the YMCA of Centre County!

Why take the Plunge?

Brave, generous volunteer “plungers” raise funds for the YMCA and then “plunge” into the chilly water at Black Moshannon State Park on December 3, 2016. Funds raised support two YMCA programs that directly benefit kids and families from your community.

Open Doors: Provides financial assistance to ensure no one is turned away from the YMCA due to inability to pay. So far this year, over 2,400 people in Centre County have benefited from this program.

Backpack Weekend Food Program: Provides a backpack of food for students to eat on weekends when they are not receiving a school lunch. This program serves over 700 students in seven school districts.

Ages 16 & Up: Raise a minimum of $50.00 and take the plunge!

Youth Plungers
Ages 8 to 15: Raise a minimum of $25.00 and take the plunge!

Be a Super Plunger, Sponsored by Supelco and Cloud My Office
The few, the kind-hearted, the brave risk-takers… Raise a minimum of $300 and take the plunge 3 times. Super Plungers receive a special gift sponsored by Supelco and Cloud My Office.

Day of Event Schedule
10:00 – 10:45 AM:  Check In, Registration, Plunge Warm-ups

10:45 – 11:00 AM:  Opening Remarks

11:00 AM – Noon:  Polar Bear Plunge!

12:30 PM – 3:00 PM:  Post Plunge Celebration at Philipsburg Elks Lodge and Country Club for awards, raffles, great food, and fun from 12:30 to 3:00. Cash bar is available. Free for plungers, $10.00 for non-plungers.

Click here to register Non-Plungers for the Post Plunge Celebration!

Polar Bear Plunge Registation Form


  • Raise $300 or more and be entered in a special drawing to win a great prize
  • Best Costume
  • Most money raised by an individual
  • Most money raised by an organization, club or company
  • Bartender Challenge: Award given to the bartender raising the most money. If you are a bartender, be sure to note it when you register.
  • Seasoned Plunger
  • Cool School Challenge

Show your school spirit for a great cause!

The Cool School Challenge gives students, teachers, staff, and administrators a fun, interactive opportunity to support the YMCA’s Open Doors and Backpack Weekend Food programs. Select a brave volunteer(s) from your school to take the plunge for the YMCA on December 3, 2016. Get the whole school involved in raising funds through penny drives, “jeans day”, online fundraising, and other creative ideas to support your plunger. The school district that raises the most money receives an award and bragging rights. The YMCA is also awarding a Pizza Party for the classroom/homeroom or school club/team raising the most money in the Cool School Challenge! The party will be held at the YMCA branch of the winning group’s choice.

For More Information
Event Coordinator: Liz Toukonen, 814-355-5551, ltoukonen@ymcaocc.org
Cool School Challenge Coordinator: Leslie Richendrfer, 814-404-4500, lvrichendrfer@gmail.com

Liz Toukonen,


December 2
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Black Moshannon State Park
Concession Road
Philipsburg, PA United States
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