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
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:
- 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.
- 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
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.
Have you wondered about the Mont Alto student #THON dancers we keep mentioning? Here’s a glimpse at the 2021 team who will be taking profits from the Plunge to Four Diamonds. Meet Sarah, Abe, Audrey, and Tyler!
This year’s Personal Polar Plunge just got personal-er. Keller Williams of Central PA and Cumberland Valley Landscaping formed teams and are competing to raise funds! We still have a week until we tip our buckets. Get in on the fun(draising)! montaltoplunge.org
Are any of these faces familiar? In case you’re new to the Polar Plunge, we’re happy to introduce Sarah, Steve, and Jake. Read more about each of them on our Team page!
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!
The Mont Alto Polar Plunge originated as a collaboration between alumni and students to fundraise for THON when canning was no longer allowed. Our team isn’t large or fancy, but we do love what we do. And you may know us!
Meander over to our Team page to read bios for this week’s additions: Jacie, AJ, and Staci!
It has been a month since we announced that this year’s Plunge event is getting personal. Do you have your bucket picked out?
Signing up is easy. Just click this button to get started. There’s still time to register and get your friends and family to support your crazy-awesome pledge to raise money to fight childhood cancer in early December. For the kids!