Polar Plunges

2018 Events Raise More Than $450,000

Polar PlungeThe 2018 Polar Plunge season has come to an end, and despite a February and Early March that presented a number of weather-related challenges, this year’s Polar Plunge events combined to raise more than $450,000.

The rainy February even forced the 20th anniversary Louisville Polar Plunge – Kentucky’s oldest – to be converted into a No Splash Bash at Hopcat in the Highlands when the Ohio River overflowed its banks and forced the Plunge not just out of the River, but out of its home in Waterfront Park entirely.

The Lake Cumberland Plunge approached the $20,000 mark for the first time in several years. The Lexington Plunge exceeded its goal despite rain that fell throughout the event. And both the Western Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati Plunges had great turnouts despite rain in Western Kentucky and heavy snow in Bellevue.

Once again the names of the top three fundraisers at each event were entered into a drawing to win a $1,000 travel certificate courtesy of AAA Travel. This year’s winner was Robin RayPole of the Mountjoy Chilton Medley Numb N Number team. She was the third leading fundraiser at the Louisville Plunge with a total of $3,800.

The 2019 Polar Plunge season will be here before you know it. For more information about the Plunge nearest you, contact Taylor Ballinger (Greater Cincinnati, Lexington and Lake Cumberland) at 502-695-8222 or tballinger@soky.org, Kayleah Barnes (Louisville) at 502-326-5002 or kbarnes@soky.org or Laura Miller (Western Kentucky) at 270-293-9054 or lmiller@soky.org.

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Greater Cincinnati
Lake Cumberland
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