2017 Plunge Another Success  

The 2017 PolaRotary Plunge was another success for all the  jumpers and the charities they supported.

  • 70 individuals jumped in the lake
  • 8 new charities were supported
  • 27 total charities supported
  • 11 charities raised over $1,000
  • 62 charities supported over the last 9 years
  • $38,000 raised
  • $207,000 raised over last nine years
  • 2018 Plunge is Saturday, February 3rd
  • $43,000 is goal to make ten year total One Quarter of a Million Dollars


Thanks goes to the Jumpers and their supporters who made this event a success.  Thanks to all the individuals and organizations that made this event possible.  Special thanks to the Arrowhead Lake Association, The Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, The Cold Water Rescue Team and the Rim High Audio Visual Club.  
Click below on 2017 RECAP for more info on last year's Plunge.
Click below on 2017 PLUNGE VIDEO to see a video of last year's Plunge.

Plunge for your favorite non-profit charity

The Rotary Club of Lake Arrowhead is hosting the TENTH annual PolaRotary Bear Plunge at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa Beach at 10:00 AM on Sat. February 3, 2018.
Styled after fundraising “walk-a-thons”, volunteers dive into the freezing cold waters of Lake Arrowhead to raise money for the Lake Arrowhead Rotary Foundation and their favorite charitable organization.
Those who jump  split the money they collect between the Lake Arrowhead Rotary Foundation and another charity of their choice.
Over 62 organizations have been supported over the last nine year. (See RECAP above for list)

Over the past years, jumpers have included State Assemblymen, County Supervisors, Mountain Citizens Of The Year, the Mountains Community Hospital CEO, school board members, school teachers and principals, school board superintendent, Rotary presidents, Rotary district governors, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, and the list goes on.
Since 2009, 448 jumpers raised $207,000 for 62 different charities.
And 44 percent of the jumpers were women.
There are only three rules with which the jumpers must comply:
  •  No wet suits
  •  No nudity
  •  Complete submersion (no time limit)
Event chair Dr. Patrick Rains hopes to smash all records this year and encourages all leaders involved with nonprofit organizations to consider the PolaRotary Bear Plunge as a fundraising opportunity.
     Dr Patrick Rains, who spearheaded
     the PolaRotaryBear Jump from the
     very beginning, celebrates another
     icy plunge into Lake Arrowhead.
Soroptomists enjoy having their photo taken with Mascot Polaris before they enter the icy waters.
Sponsorship checks should be made out to: Lake Arrowhead Rotary Foundation, and mailed to P.O. Box 686, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352.  Please make sure you put the name of the jumper you are sponsoring on the check.
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