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Now accepting applications for the 25th annual Polar Bear Challenge!

Each year, on New Year’s Day, Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly hosts a Polar Bear Challenge. Polar Bear Challenge participants brave the icy waters of the Guadalupe River as they slide down a 35-foot-high, 116-foot-long, water slide at Mo-Ranch to raise funds for a good cause.The Polar Bear Challenge has raised close to $240,000-to-date for local non-profits. Last year’s event was a record-breaking year, raising over $38,000 for Kerr County Young Life. The previous record holder for the most funds raised from the event was the Schreiner University Hill Country College Fund, raising $28,000 in 2008.
Previous Polar Bear Challenge beneficiaries include Partners in Ministry, Christian Women’s Job Corps, Star Ranch, Hill Country CARES, Hill Country College Fund, Christian Assistance Ministry, Kid’s Advocacy Place, Habitat for Humanity, K-Star, BCFS Health and Human Services, Kerr County United Way, The Salvation Army of Kerrville and Kerr County Young Life.
Mo-Ranch is now accepting applications to become the beneficiary of the 2018 Polar Bear Challenge from non-profit organizations that are active in the Kerr County area. The deadline to submit applications is May 31, 2017.
The beneficiary will be selected by a committee comprised of Kerr County residents who are actively involved in non-profit endeavors and members of Mo-Ranch’s staff. All funds raised from the Polar Bear Challenge event will directly benefit the non-profit organization that is selected.Additional criteria and applications can be found on the Mo-Ranch website at For questions or to request an application by email, contact

Becca Mills braving the icy waters of the Guadalupe River at the 2017 Mo-Ranch Polar Bear Challenge

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