The Polar Bear Jump History

Please note: This page and the pages of years (left) are not updated.

The Goodyear Lake Polar Bear Jump is a fundraising event to help children, individuals and organizations in need. The event, which takes place in February , on Goodyear Lake, outside of Portlandville, NY, dares you to join the jump club or even come watch the fun.

The event first started in 1996 with 11 jumpers and last year there were more than 400 people who dared to take the plunge for a great cause. Last year over 80,000 dollars was raised thanks to the many fine businesses, organizations and people like yourself who donated their time or money to help this wonderful cause.

The 2011 Polar Bear Jump Recipients are selected. See the recipients and their home pages under the recipient tab located on the home page.

Think you are interested in jumping? You must call Brenda Waters at 607-286-7101 to get a password to download the jump packet, which is located on home page. The reason why we do this is for an accurate count for the number of t-shirts we will need for jumpers. Remember you must pre-register with Brenda before you can jump!

This year, we hope to exceed last year not only in total dollars raised but also jumpers as well. Your dollars can help make a difference.

Thank you.

Brenda Waters