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The Polar Bear Club sponsors several hugely successful events:

The 2021 Polar Bear Plunge is scheduled for Saturday, March 20th.

Note: Due to COVID restrictions, this year’s event is open only to officers, members and one representative from each school.


Money raised benefits the Jeffrey B. Meddock Memorial Scholarship at Pymatuning Valley Schools, Grand Valley Schools student programs in memory of Emily Plickert, Jefferson Area Local Schools Academic Boosters and the Roaming Shores Kids’ Breakfast with Santa event.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

The 2021 Children’s Christmas with Santa will be held Saturday, December 11th, 2021 beginning at 9am. 

Registration is required with a cutoff date of Friday, December 5th.   Please email the Polar Bear Club at:

When registering, please leave the following information:

  1. Family name
  2. Children’s name, age, and gender
  3. Preference of 9:00, 9:30, 10:00,10:30 reservation (due to the amount of children, Santa has asked we spread out the times so he has time to spend with the children)

The Polar Bear Club will send an email confirmation that you are registered within 48 hours of receiving.

We thank you and look forward to your family’s participation. Proceeds from the Plunge are donated to charities we sponsor:

The Jeff Medock Memorial Scholarship
Jefferson Area Schools Falcon Academic Boosters
“Breakfast with Santa” event for local children
Grand Valley Schools student programs in memory of Emily Plickert



There is no requirement that you take the plunge to be a part of the Club. We are just looking for like minded individuals, whether that means you like the icy water or the charities we help. We are seeking volunteers to help at all events. If interested, email us at or contact one of the Club officers at listed below.


2021 Club Officers:

President:  Melinda Fier 330.507.4917
VP: Bryan Fier 330.507.9673
Treasurer: Shawn Morris  440.725.2770
Secretary: Gary Meighan


Past Plunges