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Polar Bear Challenge

January 1, 2018

Click here to download the beneficiary application

Check out more photos of past Polar Bear Challenges

2015     2016    2017

3x3-mo-ranch-polar-bear-challenge-2015-colorRaising close to $240,000 to-date for local non-profits!

Mo-Ranch is now accepting non-profit applications to become the beneficiary of the 25th Annual Mo-Ranch Polar Bear Challenge! 

Your non-profit organization should meet the following criteria:
-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 accomplishments.
-Have demonstrated an effective plan for fund development and an efficient use of those funds.

 

Please complete this application and submit a short essay describing why your organization should be selected as the beneficiary of the 25th Annual Polar Bear Challenge. Please also include the non-profit organization’s plans for the use of the funds raised in your essay.

Required documents along with essay and application for submittal: Proof of 501(c)(3) status, organization’s mission statement, current list of board of directors and a brief description/history of the non-profit organization.

Polar Bear Challenge beneficiary applications will be accepted no later than May 31, 2017, for consideration.

Prior Polar Bear Challenge beneficiaries include 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, Kerr County United Way, The Salvation Army of Kerrville and Kerr County Young Life.

YOU TOO CAN BE BLUE!
Join the fun and register as a slider! Slide down the 35-foot-high, 116-foot-long water slide, straight into the icy waters of the Guadalupe River.

  • Free Mo-Ranch polar bear T-shirt for all participants registered by 12/15/2017
  • Sliders must raise pledges in advance or pay a minimum of $25 contribution to the non-profit
  • The event is open to the public for spectators to come and enjoy free food, beverages, live music, festivities and polar bear fun
  • Certified lifeguard on duty

Prizes will be awarded at the event for:

  • Raising the Most Money (Individual and Team Award)
  • Biggest Splash
  • Longest Ride
  • Oldest Polar Bear
  • Polar Bear with the Best Costume
  • Polar Bear Farthest from Home

Registration begins at 12 p.m. on Sunday, January 1, 2018.
Live music performance during registration!
Polar Bear Challenge begins at 1 p.m.

All funds raised during this event will directly benefit the non-profit beneficiary that is selected for the 25th Annual Polar Bear Challenge.

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