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Polar Bear Challenge

January 1, 2016
23rd Annual Mo-Ranch Polar Bear Challenge

Raising over $175,000 to-date for local non-profits

We are now accepting applications for the 23rd Annual Polar Bear Challenge Beneficiary!

Please review the following criteria that the non-profit Polar Bear Challenge applicant must meet for consideration.

  • Must provide for charitable and/or educational needs in the Texas Hill Country, particularly as they relate to the community of Kerr County, Texas.

  • Promote and encourage volunteer participation and citizen involvement.

  • Have a clearly defined mission and a history of their accomplishments.

  • Have demonstrated an effective plan for fund development and an efficient use of those funds.

Prior Polar Bear Challenge beneficiaries have included organizations such as Partners in Ministry, Christian Women's Job Corps, Star Ranch, Hill Country College Fund, Christian Assistance Ministry, Kid's Advocacy Place, Habitat for Humanity, K-Star, BCFS Health and Human Services, Hill Country CARES and Kerr County United Way.

Application information submitted by non-profit organization applicants will be reviewed by our selection committee that is comprised of Kerr county residents who are actively involved in non-profit endeavors. The Polar Bear Challenge beneficiary that is selected will be announced on June 1, 2015. All funds raised from the Polar Bear Challenge event will directly benefit the selected non-profit organization.


Join the fun! Slide down the 32-Foot-High, 115 Foot-Long Slide into the icy waters of the Guadalupe River.             

  • Free Mo-Ranch Polar Bear t-shirt for all participants
  • Without Pledges, a $25 entry contribution per person
  • Warm drinks provided
  • Certified lifeguard on duty.

Prizes will be awarded for

  • Raising the Most Money
  • Biggest Splash
  • Longest Ride
  • Oldest Polar Bear
  • Polar Bear with the Best Costume
  • Polar Bear Farthest from Home

Registration begins at 11 AM on Friday, January 1, 2016

Challenge begins at 12:00 (noon)