YAR: Leap Day 2020 Polar Plunge

The Young Allies of the River (Catawba Riverkeeper’s young professional affiliate group) are invited to spend their Leap Day leaping into the Catawba River! Polar Plungers will be raising money to send kids to Catawba Riverkeeper’s summer camps.

Sign up to become a fundraiser today! Our goal is to raise $750 – enough money to send two kids to camp.

Spectators welcome! Plungers and spectators should arrive at Riverside Marina at 12:30 PM. Post-plunge pizza on us. 

Date: February 29, 2020 (LEAP DAY)

Time: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Location: Riverside Marina (1500 River Dr, Belmont, NC)

Goal: To raise enough money to send 2 kids to a Catawba Riverkeeper summer camp!


  • Free pizza afterwards
  • Free tour of Muddy River Distillery
  • Health benefits of cold water
  • Satisfaction of giving children an opportunity they wouldn’t have had without you

What you need to bring:

  • Water entry clothing/bathing suit
  • Water shoes/sandals with heal strap
  • Change of dry clothes
  • Towel

How to raise money:

  • Word of mouth! Talk about what you are doing and why you believe outdoor summer camps are valuable to kids.
  • Use your social media for good! Spread the word on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Invite a friend to participate! Doing silly things is always more fun with friends!
  • People want to support a person just as much as they want to support an idea. Bring your enthusiasm and passion to what you represent and explain both the short-term and long-term benefits of summer camp.