EVENT DATE: Jan 30, 2016
Join the 11th Annual Polar Bear Plunge!
The "Keep Winter Cold" Polar Bear Plunge is CCAN's biggest fundraising event, powering victories to move our region off of fossil fuels and to clean energy. Each year, activists, friends and families show their commitment to fighting climate change by jumping in the icy Potomac River at National Harbor.
This year, as the plunge turns eleven, we're aiming to raise $90,000 to support CCAN's work and make this our biggest plunge yet!
WHEN: Due to snowy conditions the Plunge will now take place on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM
WHERE: National Plaza, National Harbor, MD
Why should I help?
Human-made greenhouse gases are trapping more heat in the atmosphere, accelerating the increase in global average temperatures. Climate change is impacting our friends, family, neighbors and, yes, the polar bears. By taking the plunge, you'll raise awareness and help fund solutions across MD, VA and DC.
We ask plungers to set a goal of raising $350 or more. Why 350? 350ppm is the level of carbon scientists say we must return to in order to keep winter cold. But don't stop at $350, we'll have special prizes for top fundraisers and more!
To help you get started, we've put together a toolkit with sample emails and other fundraising tips. See the toolkit here.
You can mail us a check. Help us avoid credit card fees by mailing any donations above $250. Put the full name of the plunger you are sponsoring in the memo line:
P.O. Box 11138
Takoma Park, MD 20913
To say thank you, we’ve lined up some GREAT prizes as rewards for your hard work. Every fundraiser that raises over $350 will get 1 raffle ticket, and for those that raise $1000 or more will get 3 tickets, you’ll automatically be entered into our free drawing for a slew of awesome prizes from the around the region:
- 2 gift certificates to The North Face for $125
- 2 pullovers from Patagonia
- $250 to Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar in National Harbor
- A VIP tour to Port City Brewery (worth $240) gets you and 11 friends a private tour at the award-winning craft brewery in Alexandria, VA
- $100 gift certificate to Redstone American Grill in National Harbor
- 2 $25 gift certificates from Busboys & Poets
- $50 gift certificate good at either The Pig or Commissary in DC
- $50 gift certificate from The Pub and The People
To become a co-sponsor or business sponsor of the Polar Bear Plunge please email Kirsten Collings at Kirsten@chesapeakeclimate.org.
For questions about setting up your Crowdrise page, contact Rachel Mandelbaum at 240-396-2146 or Rachel@chesapeakeclimate.org.