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Take the Polar Bear Plunge on February 11th to "Keep Winter Cold"
Do you have what it takes? Sign-up today to Plunge for our climate!

On February 11th at 10:00 am hundreds of climate activists across the country will come together to take the plunge for our climate. 2023 marks our 18th  annual Polar Bear Plunge to "Keep Winter Cold," the Chesapeake Climate Action Network's (CCAN) largest fundraising event of the year.

Through peer-to-peer fundraising, we're able to raise a large portion of our programs budget for the year to come. We also use the Plunge as an opportunity to bring the climate community together and raise awareness on climate change. 

TAKE THE PLUNGE

By taking the Plunge, you're committing to help raise vital funds for the work of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network as we organize to pass climate policies in our region and nationwide. The Plunge is also an opportunity to speak with your peers and family about climate change – and of course – it's FUN!

Are you ready to take the Plunge for our climate? Join us in person at the National Harbor, Maryland on February 11th. We'll have games, music, food, warm beverages, a pre-plunge rally and costume contest (sign-up), and a post-plunge celebration!

Can't make it to National Harbor? Plunge virtually with us from anywhere in the world by soaking in an icy cold bath or kiddie pool, dumping a bucket of ice water over yourself, or even going to a nearby body of water! Learn more about the Plunge.

Are you ready to Take the Plunge? Take these steps to start off on the right paw:

1. Decide if you'll be taking the Plunge as an individual or as a part of a team! Check out the Teams page for more details.
2. Sign up to Plunge.
3. Customize your Plunge page.
4. Use the Plunger Toolbox to help your fundraising efforts.

PLUNGE DAY 2023

National Harbor Plunge

10:00 - 11:00 AM: Arrive and register! We'll have action tables, music, games, warm drinks and snacks available.
11:00 - 11:20 AM: Pre-Plunge rally and costume contest!
11:20 - 11:30 AM: March to the Plunge point and change into Plunge gear.
11:30 - 11:50 AM: Plunge time! Plungers are asked to utilize signs to send a message to our representatives to act on climate. After Plunging you can change into warm clothes.
12:00 - 2:30 PM: Post-Plunge celebration (more details coming soon).

BRRRR-tual Plunge

Plunge-Early: Plunge before February 11th and share your Plunge photos and videos with our team by 8:00 pm February 9th.
Plunge-Day: If you didn't Plunge early, Take the Plunge with us on February 11th and share your videos and photos with our team. Be sure to tune-in to our Facebook Live event from National Harbor.

DONATE TO A PLUNGER

Do you know someone plunging? Support their winter swim! Search for them in our toolbar at the top of the page or by clicking the button below.

Top Plungers
April Moore
Raised $7,106.00
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Lori Hill
Raised $4,432.20
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Ross Wells
Raised $4,011.72
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Mike Tidwell
Raised $3,609.80
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Jesse Buff
Raised $2,830.20
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Anne Havemann
Raised $2,535.00
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stephen stahley
Raised $2,342.80
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jon landenburger
Raised $2,330.20
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Top Teams
Quaking Quakers
Raised $11,502.40
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Loudoun Climate Project
Raised $6,365.99
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Team Crab
Raised $5,162.72
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Sierra Club DC Plungers
Raised $5,061.92
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Grumpy Bears
Raised $4,263.40
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Takoma Park Presbyterian Church Team Plunge
Raised $3,455.20
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350 MoCo Maniacs
Raised $3,029.12
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Peace Corps Plungers!
Raised $2,827.24
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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

   

 

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