Polar Bears at Lake Carolina Ready to Brave Chilly Water | Community Spirit
In its ninth year, the Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Lake Carolina aims to raise funds for Children’s Charities of the Midlands, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting charitable endeavors that are committed to improving the health, welfare and education of South Carolina's youth. On Saturday, January 5, 2013, participants will brave the chilly waters at Lake Carolina. The event takes place from 10:00am to 12:00pm at Lake Carolina’s Sunset Park.
The first splash is scheduled to occur at 10:30 a.m. All participating polar bears must complete a registration form and be signed in no later than 10:15 a.m. at Lake Carolina's Sunset Park.
Adult polar bears (ages 18+) are asked to make a $10 donation to Children's Charities of the Midlands before taking the plunge. Polar bears younger than 18 are just $5 per participant.
Registration forms can be picked up and dropped off at the Lake Carolina Sales Center - 100 Lake Carolina Boulevard. They will also be available online by Friday, December 21st.
Music, prizes, refreshments and other surprises are in store and spectators are welcome to attend. The Polar Bear Plunge is open to the public, so bring a warm towel and join us on the dock, Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10am to celebrate the New Year and help out your local community.
Award categories for this year are:
- Best Individual
- Best Team
- Best Spirit
- Youngest Polar Bear
- Best Jump
- Most Devoted
Lake Carolina is located at 100 Lake Carolina Boulevard, in Columbia, South Carolina.