Saturday, February 1, 11:30a to 2:00p
Lake Junaluska beach (next to the swimming pool), Lake Junaluska, NC
The Polar Plunge Benefit features a “plunge” into Lake Junaluska followed by a bonfire and hot chili lunch. Costumes are encouraged. Prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers and best costumes.
The cost is $25 or FREE by raising sponsorships. All proceeds benefit Haywood Waterway's Kids in the Creek and youth education programs. All plungers receive a free t-shirt and everyone, plungers and spectators, get a free lunch.
Donate or become a Plunger by "Joining the Team" at www.crowdrise.com/2NDPOLARPLUNGE. Registration & Information Packets can also be requested from Haywood Waterways at 828-476-4667 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids in the Creek is Haywood Waterways' premier education event. It is a hands-on learning experience about water, and includes opportunities for students to get in the river, flip over rocks and learn about the many creatures living in the Pigeon River. In the event’s 16 year history, Haywood Waterways has reached nearly 11,000 8th grade students. It is consistently one of the more memorable experiences students have from their final year of middle school, and is an important tool for teachers. As one teacher said, “Kids in the Creek does more to increase students understanding of water and water quality than anything I could do in the classroom. It has been a valuable learning tool for many years and something the students and I look forward to every year.”