17th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00AM — 1:00PM

Plunging For Paws

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Take the plunge to help animals at HSWC!

There are currently no tickets available for this event, but you can still make a donation.

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Pre-registration is closed, but you are welcome to come to Greenbrier State Park on January 11, 2020 beginning at 10 am and register to plunge for just $30!


The Humane Society of Washington County invites you to celebrate the winter of 2020 at Greenbrier State Park in Boonsboro, MD. Help us in our mission to provide care and find loving homes for the 6000 animals that come to HSWC each year.

Join your fellow animal lovers for this time honored tradition as we take the plunge at 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 11, 2020. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Washington County.

Register by December 25 and receive a Polar Bear Plunge long sleeve t-shirt! Each Polar Bear who reaches the following levels will receive an incentive! Incentives are awarded to individual fundraising goals and does not apply to team totals.

$100 Reusable HSWC Logo Tote

$250 Polar Bear Plunge Travel Blanket


2020 Polar Bear Logo Beanies available for purchase $20 each


Day of check-in and registration will be open from 10:00 to 11:45 am. Prizes will be awarded at 11:45 for best costume, most money raised (individual and team), and most team members. The plunge is at noon sharp!

NEW this year - a Beer Garden! Your $10 admissions ticket covers entrance into the Garden and two beers! Ages 21+ only. Photo ID required at the time of entrance. Get your tickets in advance here!

Hurricane Dockside Grill is generously offering a free appetizer to our Polar Bear Plungers! Simply wear your plunge shirt to the restaurant or present your email registration confirmation. Visit anytime between January 11th through January 26th and get your free appetizer (excluding the Perfect Storm) with purchase of an Entrée!

Thank you for your interest in the 17th Annual Polar Bear Plunge! You will receive an email confirmation with the link to help you create your very own fundraising page! See you at the Plunge!

Glacier Sponsor




Siberian Sponsor





Blizzard Sponsor

Deep Freeze Sponsor







Ice Cap Sponsor




Lauren Brenneman







Tip of the Iceberg Sponsor

Antietam Valley Animal Hospital

Coldwell Banker Innovations

Hagerstown Ford

Meadows Agency of Insurance

High Performance Cabling Corporation

North Paws Animal Hospital

Rentals Unlimited, Mayes Septic & Port-a-Pots, Boonsboro Ambulance & Rescue Service, Chris Lombardi, Hurricane Dockside Grill, Starbucks, Panera