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18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge

January 9, 2021 - 10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Greenbrier State Park
21843 National Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713
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301-733-2060 ext. 242
$25.00 prior to the event or $30.00 the day of the plunge.

The Humane Society of Washington County invites you to join us on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Greenbrier State Park in Boonsboro, MD for our 18th 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 Humane Society of Washington County!

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! 

Registration is $25.00 prior to the event and $30.00 the day of the plunge. To be guaranteed a Polar Bear Plunge long-sleeved shirt, you must be a registered plunger by December 21, 2020.

Check-in and day of registration will be open from 10:30am to 11:45am. Prizes for best costumes, most money raised, and most team members will be awarded at 11:45, and the plunge is at 12:00 noon.


Not plunging but want to help? You can also make a donation toward your favorite Polar Bear 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 Polar Bear who reaches the following levels will receive a small token of thanks!

$100 HSWC Face Mask

$250 Polar Bear Plunge Logo Travel Mug


**In accordance with Governor Hogan's executive order, all attendees are required to wear face masks. Additionally, social distancing and all other COVID-19 safety measures will be in place. We are observing all state and local guidelines and in the event that further restrictions are placed on outdoor gatherings, HSWC will communicate any event changes to all registered participants**


Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for Polar Bear 2021!

Tundra Sponsor: 104.7 WAYZ, 101.5 BOB ROCKS, 92.1 The Goat, and 100.9 The Line

Deep Freeze Sponsor: The Granite Guys

Tip of the Iceberg Sponsor: Semper Anticus Photography, NorthPaws Animal Hospital, High Performance Cabling Corporation, and Apple Valley Waste

In-Kind Sponsors: Charlie & Sam's Bakeshop and Cafe, Charles Mayes Septic Services Porta Pot, Boonsboro Ambulance & Rescue Service, Inc.