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20th 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 7, 2023 at Greenbrier State Park in Boonsboro, MD for our 20th 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 in advance ($30 day of the plunge), and everyone who registers by December 15th 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.

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 15th 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 by January 9th 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 Can Koozie

$250 Fundraising Level OR 10 Participants Recruited - Polar Bear Plunge Pop Socket

Don't miss your chance to get an exclusive 2023 Polar Bear Plunge beanie at the event! By purchasing a Polar Bear Plunge beanie for $15, 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 2023!


Tundra Sponsors:

92.1 The Goat


104.7 WAYZ

100.9 The Line

Mountain View Animal Emergency

Blizzard Sponsor:

New Direction Utilities, Inc.

Arctic Sponsors:

F&M Trust

R. Bruce Carson Jewelers

Deep Freeze Sponsors:


The Granite Guys

Truck Enterprises

SEK, CPAs & Advisors

High Performance Cabling Corp.

Ice Cap Sponsors:

Middletown Valley Bank

Potomac Dental Centre

Cronise Racing 5.56

Integrity Heating and Air Conditioning

Dumpster, LLC

State Farm - Lauren Brenneman

NorthPaws Animal Hospital

Hub City Raven's Roost #124

Thick-n-Thin Brewing Company

Tip of the Iceberg Sponsors:

Mike's Tavern 

KMS Accounting Services

Hagerstown Ford

Paulie Ward

Spherion Staffing

Semper Anticus Photography


In-Kind Sponsors:

Aladdin Awards

Boonsboro Ambulance & Rescue Service

Mayes Septic & Port-a-Pots

Chris Lombardi & Blue Marble Divers

Rentals Unlimited

Panera Bread


Have questions or need help? Just let us know!

Noel Cordell

301-733-2060 ext. 212

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