19th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

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Take the Plunge!


The Humane Society of Washington County invites you to join us on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Greenbrier State Park in Boonsboro, MD for our 19th Annual Polar Bear Plunge. Become a member of this time honored club by taking the plunge to save animals at HSWC. All proceeds benefit the animals at HSWC!

We need you to help save lives! You can register to plunge individually, start or join a team, set a goal, and begin raising money in support of the animals.

Polar Bear Plunge registration is $25.00 in advance ($30 day of the plunge), and everyone who registers by December 16th will receive an official Polar Bear Plunge long-sleeved t-shirt.

Check-in and day of registration will be open from 10:30am to 11:45am. Save time the day of the plunge and fill out your liability form in advance! Prizes for best costumes, most money raised, most team members, and most creative virtual plunge will be awarded at 11:45am, and the plunge is at 12:00 noon.

Masks will be required at this event for all attendees. Social distancing is also encouraged. Please do not attend if you’re not feeling well, have any symptoms of COVID-19, or have recently been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

Interested in supporting the animals at HSWC but unable to attend this year's plunge in person? Become a virtual plunger! Virtual plungers who register by December 16th will receive an official Polar Bear Plunge long sleeved t-shirt and access to helpful fundraising tools. Submit your virtual plunge video to HSWC via Facebook Messenger or to asomers@hswcmd.org by January 6th for your chance to win Most Creative Virtual Plunge!

If you’re not plunging but still want to help, you can also make a donation toward your favorite plunger by searching for them on our fundraising site.

All of our participants are encouraged to fundraise for our animals and there will be prizes for participants who reach the following goals. Each plunger who reaches the following levels will receive a small token of thanks!

$100 Fundraising Level OR 4 Participants Recruited - Polar Bear Plunge Car Magnet

$250 Fundraising Level OR 10 Participants Recruited - HSWC Travel Cup

Don't miss your chance to get an exclusive 2022 Polar Bear Plunge beanie at the event! Each cozy knit cuffed beanie is black with white embroidery. By purchasing a Polar Bear Plunge beanie for $20, you're helping HSWC in our mission to provide care and find loving homes for the thousands of animals that come to HSWC each year.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for Polar Bear 2022!


Tundra Sponsors: 92.1 The Goat, 101.5 BOB ROCKS, 104.7 WAYZ, 100.9 The Line, Mountain View Animal Emergency

Deep Freeze Sponsor: R. Bruce Carson Jewelers

Ice Cap Sponsors: Middletown Valley Bank, The Granite Guys, F&M Trust, Lauren Brenneman, State Farm and Hub City Ravens Roost #124

Tip of the Iceberg Sponsor: Hagerstown Ford, Semper Anticus Photography, Boonsboro Ambulance & rescue Service, Rentals Unlimited, Mayes Septic & Port-a-Pots, Starbucks

Have questions or need help? Just let us know!

Anna Somers

301-733-2060 ext. 242


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