Registration and Event Information

  • WHAT: Polar Plunge – Fundraiser for the Girl’s Locker Room at Hamilton Community Center and Ice Arena.
  • WHEN: Saturday, January 6, 2024, 1:00-5:00 p.m. (plunge 3:00-5:00 p.m.)
    • 1:00-2:00 p.m.: Reserve a plunge time
    • 1:00-5:00 p.m.: Lucabe Coffee Co. (coffee and hot chocolate)
    • 1:30-2:30 p.m.: Band on 4th Street
    • 2:00-5:00 p.m.: The Garage Pub & Grill and Beer Truck (food and drinks)
    • 2:30-3:00 p.m.: Announcements by WIN 104.9
    • 3:00-5:00 p.m.: Plunge!
  • WHERE: 4th Street, between The Garage Pub and Grill and The Commons
  • FEE: $25.00 | Add on an event beanie for $18.00!
  • AGES: All ages are welcome but those under 16 need to have a guardian present

The Columbus Park Foundation is challenging our community to start the New Year by “plunging into parks”. Local businesses will be part of the party, opening up their doors to provide food, drink and entertainment (and warming stations) for the plungers and onlookers.

The Columbus Park Foundation hopes to see everyone at our “Plunge Into Parks”!

Make sure to bring your change of clothes, towel, lawn chairs and blankets so you can be comfortable and cozy before/after your plunge while supporting your fellow plungers!

In addition to registered plungers, through donations, we are giving our community the opportunity to “plunge” community celebrities. Each time donations reach a certain level on our thermometer, another celebrity will have to take the plunge for parks. Stay tuned to the Columbus Park Foundation’s social media for the acceptance videos of our celebrity plungers!

Register for/Sponsor the Polar Plunge
Donate to the Polar Plunge

Celebrity Call Out Videos

Donate to see them plunge!

Challenge from Columbus Park Foundation Board Member Chris Bartels to:

  • Will Wagner, Real Estate Agent, David Smith Properties
  • David Smith, Real Estate Agent, David Smith Properties
  • Nick Rosenberg, Owner/Operator, Bullet Property Management

Challenge from CSA Lincoln student Warner and Will to:

  • Dr. Jim Roberts, Superintendent, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation

Challenge from Columbus Parks and Recreation’s Project and Resource Development Manager Celeste Reynolds to:

  • Nikki Murphy, Associate Director of Recreation, Columbus Parks and Recreation
  • Julie Abedian, President, CRH Foundation | Executive Vice President and Chief Community Impact, CRH
  • Josh Burnett, Communications Coordinator, Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation

Challenge from Columbus Park Foundation Board Member Chrissy Bailey to:

  • Brandon Andress, Writer and Freelance Author
  • Jeff Goldman, Publisher, Columbus Living Magazine
  • Dr. Kelly Weisner, Owner, Flourish Columbus, Inc

Challenge from Columbus Park Foundation Board Member Ashleigh Fisher to:

  • Chris Bartels, Vice President, Columbus Park Foundation
  • Brad Davis, Chief Growth Officer, Centra Credit Union

Visit the Plunge Into Parks Polar Plunge Facebook event to see the challenge response videos!