18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge - NOW VIRTUAL!

January 9, 2021 @ 12:00PM — 3:00PM

Plunging For Paws

18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge - NOW VIRTUAL! image

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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Polar Bear Plunge is going virtual!

Due to rising COVID-19 cases and Greenbrier Park’s new restrictions on events, the Humane Society of Washington County’s 18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge will now be 100% virtual. Participants will now plunge separately – but united – for animals in need!

Join us on Saturday, January 9, 2021 for our Virtual Polar Bear Plunge! Help us in our mission to provide care and find loving homes for the thousands of animals that come to HSWC each year. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Washington County.

We'll be going live on Facebook at noon sharp, so join us to watch a few of our staff members take the virtual plunge!

Join your fellow animal lovers for this time honored tradition as we take the plunge virtually at 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 9, 2021. Take the plunge in your pool, a creek, or even your bathtub! Then post a photo or video of yourself taking the plunge, tag HSWC, and use the hashtag #PlungingForPaws.

Register by January 9 and receive a Polar Bear Plunge long sleeve t-shirt! This year, we are introducing some new incentives for our fearless plungers! In addition to fundraising incentives, we are also offering incentives for plungers who recruit additional participants for our event! Reach one of these donation levels through fundraising or recruitment, and you will receive a small token of thanks. Incentives are awarded to individual fundraising goals and does not apply to team totals.

$100 Fundraising Level OR 4 Participants Recruited - HSWC Logo Face Mask

$250 Fundraising Level OR 10 Participants Recruited - Polar Bear Plunge Logo Travel Mug

2021 Polar Bear Logo Beanies available for purchase $20 each


Want to make an even bigger impact on the animals at HSWC? Create your own personal fundraising page here: https://hswcmd.networkforgood.com/projects/112778-...

And that’s not all! This is your chance to get creative, because one lucky virtual plunger will win Most Creative Virtual Plunge and be awarded a special prize! Virtual plungers will also still be eligible to win our Best Costume and Most Money Raised prizes. Post your virtual plunge video on Facebook, tag HSWC, and use the hashtag #PlungingForPaws (or if you don’t have Facebook, email a photo of your plunge to asomers@hswcmd.org) by 3pm on Saturday, January 9, and you’ll be entered to win all three prizes. Winners will be announced at 5pm on January 9!

Thank you for your interest in the 18th 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!


Thank you to our generous 2021 Polar Bear Plunge Sponsors!


Tundra Sponsors


Deep Freeze Sponsors


Ice Cap Sponsors



Tip of the Iceberg Sponsors


In-Kind Sponsors

Charlie & Sam's Bakeshop and Cafe, Stone Werks Coffee & Sweets, Charles Mayes Septic Services, Boonsboro Ambulance & Rescue Service, Inc., Rentals Unlimited, Starbucks