Mo-Ranch and West Kerr County Youth Sports (WKCYS)—this year’s Mo-Ranch Polar Bear Plunge beneficiary—are pleased to announce this year’s Polar Bear Court members! Court members are tasked with raising funds for WKCYS gym bleachers; WKCYS is hopeful that they can raise $25,000 or more to install new bleachers as well as make additional repairs to their gym building. In December, Mo-Ranch and WKCYS will host a crowning ceremony for the Polar Bear Court.
There, a crowd will gather to cheer on members of the Mo-Ranch Polar Bear Court and the largest fundraising male and female will be announced as the 2019 Mo-Ranch Polar Bear King and Queen. The largest fundraising youth male and female will be announced as the 2019 Mo-Ranch Polar Bear Prince and Princess.
Members of this year’s kings court include Todd Odom, Ken Stoepel Motors; Walt Koenig, Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce; Kerry Sutton, HCTC and West Kerr County Chamber of Commerce; Nathan Henry, Camp Rio Vista; Bobby Templeton, Ingram ISD; and Justin Crittenden, Ingram Tom Moore.
Members of this year’s queens court include Linda Somerville, Security State Bank and Trust; Kim Russ, Hester’s Window Coverings; Cari Pfiester, Pfiester Homes; Karenrose Vela, Ingram Tom Moore; Jeannette Bocock, H-E-B; and CeCe Jean Saunders, Peggy Ann-CeCe Jean Dance.
Members of this year’s youth Polar Bear Court will be announced at a later date.
For the first year in this event’s history, we will be awarding the largest team fundraisers on an adult and youth basis. Team participation and team fostering are vital to WKCYS’ mission, and as such, they would like to highly encourage members of the community to form fundraising and sliding teams to join in on this year’s fun! Debbie Barron, owner of 1-Stop Advertising and Printing, will make banners for teams that register by December 1, 2018. These banners will be displayed during the Polar Bear Plunge on January 1, 2019.
“I’m offering to make banners for teams that are excited about the Polar Bear Plunge and enter by December 1,” said Barron, WKCYS basketball coach and owner of 1-Stop Advertising and Printing. “Teamwork is crucial to the WKCYS; we encourage all of our kids to work in teams on and off the court. I think it would be a great way for participants to start the year as a team—whether that’s a professional team, a recreational team or a family team!”
There’s plenty of time to donate or register as a slider for the event—donors are welcome to drop by 1-Stop Advertising and Printing in Kerrville to make either a general donation or a donation in honor of one of the Polar Bear Court members. For more information on how to become a slider or donor, contact Barron at 830.896.0480.
Registration forms and additional details are available on the Mo-Ranch website online at moranch.org/polarbearplunge