Post-event Weekend Thank You

In a year with serious ups and downs, we planned an event that no one had to drive anywhere to attend. It has only taken 56 participants to raise over $7,000 so far in our 2020 Personal Polar Plunge. Raising awareness about pediatric cancer and the good work of Penn State THON and Four Diamonds has been priceless.

We don’t have to be done quite yet. We’re leaving the website up and active for an additional period of time so that donations are still possible. Participants and donors, your generosity and commitment to this cause have overwhelmed and humbled us. Thank you, from the bottom of our buckets. 🔹💕🔹💕🔹💕🔹

~Mont Alto Polar Plunge Students and Alumni

The Mont Alto Personal Polar Plunge, 2020-style, is here!

This year hasn’t gone like anyone expected it to. And yet, you’re here. You showed up. And it warms us to the bottom of our hearts (and buckets) to see how you rallied to help us support THON and Four Diamonds and, ultimately, the children and families who struggle with issues related to childhood cancer.

Here are some quick reminders for this weekend’s event:

  1. On December 4, 5, or 6, post a video of you saying “I’m doing the Mont Alto Personal Polar Plunge to fight childhood cancer!” and then tipping a bucket of ice water over yourself.
    1. Tag us! We’re on Facebook and Twitter. @montaltoplunge
      (Please make sure it’s public so we can see it…)
    2. Send us your video! We’ll compile a video montage from the videos that are sent over. (Go to, upload your video, enter to send it — this is free!)
  2. Follow us on our social channels for updates. You’re our favorite kind of hero. We can’t wait to see how COOL you get.

Keep it legal, keep it safe, please.

*Bragging rights for costumes and creative variations on this challenge.

Thank you, everyone. We Are!

For the kids,
Your friends at the Mont Alto Polar Plunge

Four Diamond Families – The WHY

On this eve of our 2020 bucket-style Personal Polar Plunge, let’s take a moment to reflect on the WHY of what we do.

At the #MontAltoPlunge, alumni partner with students to raise money to help fight childhood cancer. The Lightner family is a #FourDiamonds family who has worked with our #THON student dance team for years.* When we say “For the Kids,” we mean it.

You can help, right now.

#ForTheKids #FTK #FreezinForAReason

*Photo taken at a previous THON event. We’ve gotten Personal this year to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

A shirt for every occasion

Just like the Polar Plunge event is different this year than it has ever been, we’re handling event shirts differently, too.

We’ve set up an online store to allow everyone to purchase shirts with this year’s unique design (and we KNOW you have been sooo curious about the color this year, right?). You can purchase as many as you want! For whomever you want! Whatever style you want!

They’re reasonably priced, and a couple bucks from each shirt sale support our cause. The online store will be available through December 20, so get yours now!

Visual lineup of shirts for sale for Polar Plunge