2018 Plunge Breaks All Records


The Tenth Annual PolaRotary Bear Plunge held on the beach at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, on Saturday February 3rd broke all previous records. More “jumpers” raised more money for more charities than any of the previous nine events. One hundred and six (106) jumpers braved the chilly water, to benefit 30 charities. Over $54,000 was raised this year. This brings the ten-year total raised for charity to over ONE QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS. “Unfortunately, the weather was perfect” said event organizer Dr. Patrick Rains. “We had sunshine and unseasonably warm weather with water temperature in the mid- forties, PolaRotary Bears like snow on the ground and ice on the lake, but it sure brought out the spectators! Crowd size was the largest ever at over 250.” 

Top money raisers in 2018 were Arrowhead Arts Association, Rim Educational Foundation, the Ronald McDonald House, Lake Arrowhead Rotary Foundation, Mountains Community Hospital, and Knights of Columbus #7950. Other perennial participants were UCLA Mountain Bruins, Mountain Boys and Girls Club, Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Mountain Jewish Community, Mountain Sunrise Rotary, Rim Communities Special Olympics, Project Child Save, and Rim High Band Boosters.  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 2018 RECAP for more info on last year's Plunge.


     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.
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