Polar Plunge slated for Feb. 10

Winter enthusiasts will make a splash at the 10th Annual Polar Plunge to be held February 10, 2018 at the Brandywine Picnic Park in West Chester. The Brandywine Red Clay Alliance (BRC) hosts the event to get outdoors and raise awareness about their conservation work in the Brandywine and Red Clay Watersheds.

Registration starts at 10 a.m. with the event to start at 11:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Brandywine Picnic Park on South Creek Road.

Registration fee is $25 for students and $35 for adults.  Participants also collect additional donations from friends and family in towards the clean water effort. The first 200 participants to register are guaranteed an official 2018 long sleeve t-shirt to commemorate the event. Team participation is encouraged.  Prizes are awarded to: top individual fundraiser, largest group, group raising the most funds, best costume and special awards to recognize community service clubs.


2018 marks the 10th year for this event. Since 2008, nearly 1,600 people have taken the plunge to raise nearly $140,000 to protect and conserve our region’s natural resources. The Polar Plunge is one of BRC’s major fundraisers to offset the cost of our environmental education programs reaching nearly 12,000 school students per year. Event info and registration is available at www.brandywineredclay.org .

The Polar Plunge is presented by Flyway Excavating, Inc. Generous support is also being provided by Brandywine Valley Heating & Air Conditioning, Longwood Rotary/Unionville High School Interact, WSFS Bank, Hickory House Catering, Brandywine Picnic Park, Meadow Springs Farm, Draper & Kramer Mortgage Co., Champion Specialty Advertising, Embreeville Mill,The Kennett Paper, Aztec Printing, Del Bittle Music, McGovern Septic Services, Solitude Lake Management, Christiana Truck Stop, Sotheby’s International Realty-Brandywine Fine Properties and Trail Creek Outfitters.

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