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Polar Bear Plunge 2023

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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It’s the 21st Annual Polar Bear Plunge!

For 21 years, brave community members with warm hearts have been plunging into cold water each December to help the Y strengthen the community! Join the many current and past plungers by taking the plunge for your Y this December. Every dollar you raise helps the Y GIVE BACK and support YOUR COMMUNITY! We hope you’ll join us to take the plunge at one of our TWO locations on Saturday, December 2, 2023:

Black Moshannon State Park beach area: 4216 Beaver Road, Philipsburg

Penns Creek at Grace United Church of Christ: 118 Two Steeples Lane, Spring Mills

Schedule for BOTH locations:

10:00 AM:  Arrival/Check-in/Registration for Plungers Opens

10:00-10:45 AM:  “Warm-ups”, Costume Judging

11:00 AM:  Plungers take the plunge!

If you can not attend in person but want to support the Y and take the plunge elsewhere on your own: Set up your online fundraising link. Choose how and where you want to safely plunge into COLD water and raise a minimum of $75. We encourage you to share a video of your plunge to be eligible for any incentives or prize drawings. Email a video of your plunge to [email protected].



Show Your School Spirit For A Great Cause!

The Cool School Challenge gives students, teachers, staff, and administrators a fun, interactive opportunity to support your school’s Backpack Program. Every dollar you raise helps the Y provide weekend food for children at your school! You can select a brave volunteer(s) from your school to take the plunge and get the whole school involved in raising funds through penny drives, “jeans day”, online fundraising, and other creative ideas to support your Cool School Plunge Team. The school district that raises the most money will house the Cool School Polar Bear Trophy until next year’s Polar Bear Plunge!

Can’t send a representative from your school on December 2? Virtual Option: Be as creative as you like: have kids toss ice-cold balloons at a designated “plunger”, get a dunk tank at your school, endless possibilities. We encourage that your virtual plunge take place sometime between November 13 and December 1. Turn in all funds raised and send a video of your virtual plunge by the end of the day on December 1 to [email protected]. The school district that raises the most money will be presented the Cool School Polar Bear trophy to display until next year’s event.

For More Information:
Theresa Mast
[email protected]

Thank you, sponsors!

Super Plunge Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

3twenty9 DesignBellefonte Moose

Bronze Sponsors

Bellefonte Sunrise RotaryBenner TownshipBlack Bear FiberCNB Bank
Kish BankMcQuaide BlaskoSpring TownshipBabst Calland



December 2
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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