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2018 Polar Bear Plunge

December 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Sponsor a Plunger

Find Your Plunger

Visit Plunger Help Center

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

Gather your friends and family and take the plunge for
YMCA of Centre County at Black Moshannon State Park

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 1, 2018. 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 1000 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 Millipore Sigma
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 Millipore Sigma.

Day of Event Schedule
9:30 AM  Registration, Raffles, Snacks and  Hot Beverages
10:00 AM Warm up
10:45 AM Opening Remarks
11:00 AM Plunge Begins
Post-Plunge Celebration follows at Philipsburg Elks Lodge and Country Club.


  • Raise $300 or more and be entered in a special drawing to win a great prize Large Flat Screen TV
  • Best Costume
  • Most money raised by an individual
  • Most money raised by an organization, club or company
  • Cool School Challenge
  • All plungers will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $100 gift card

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 1, 2018. 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
Shawn Thompson
[email protected]

We greatly appreciate our 2018 Polar Bear Plunge Sponsors!

Bellefonte Kiwanis Club


M&T Bank

Bellefonte Moose Lodge 206

First National Bank

Milesburg Lions Club

3twenty9 Design

Babst Calland

Bellefonte Sunrise Rotary

Benner Township Supervisors

Centre County Airport Authority

Kish Bank

McQuaide Blasko

Milesburg American Legion


Northwest Savings Bank

Forever Media




Centre County Gazette


December 1, 2018
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Black Moshannon State Park
Concession Road
Philipsburg, PA United States
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