Cold For A Cause
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For the Plungers


It’s going to be an event of arctic proportions!

Here’s everything you need to know:

CFC rules and reg final


Space is limited on the quarry grounds. We request a $20 donation per vehicle for admission to park on the quarry grounds.  Guests may pre-register as a Plunger and collect pledges to receive an advance admission pass, or make a $20 donation to receive a pass in advance. Stop by the offices at DDS, located on the corner of 12th and Walnut Streets in Lebanon.

Additional Parking:

Limited parking is available across the street. No shuttle service will be provided this year.


You must register to participate in the Plunge and a sign a Plunge Waiver. Waivers are available at the event or can be downloaded by clicking Activity Release.

What to Bring:

Big towel(s), blanket or heavy robe; layered, loose fitting clothes; old, slip-on shoes; backpack; and tons of energy and enthusiasm! Remember tailgating is permitted so bring your tents, grills and all the fix’ns for a party. This is a family friendly event.

Full Checklist –Recommended for all first-time plungers

About the Quarry:

You will not find a more majestic and serene location in all of Lebanon County. Owned and operated by Tom and Joya Morrissey, the Willow Springs Park in Richland, Pa., has been home to Cold for a Cause for 24 years. The spring-fed quarry is well known to scuba divers throughout the region. Willow Springs Park offers a full line of rental gear, fully stocked dive shop, repair services and tank inspections for scuba divers. Find out more!

Now, Willow Spring Park is the perfect backdrop for dream weddings. Call 717-507-3759 to learn more about wedding day packages.


Cold for a Cause grew out of the local Polar Bear Club that got together to take the plunge on the first day of the New Year, which coincided with scuba divers who would renew their licenses at the beginning of the year. Both groups came together and made it the fine tradition that it is today.

Each year, hundreds of people come to take the plunge and to watch plungers celebrate the New Year. While under the ownership of Steph Boyer, the event began to serve as a fundraiser for DDS of Lebanon Valley. The current owners, Tom and Joya Morrissey are proud to continue this fine tradition and to raise funds for a local charity that supports programs and services for persons with disabilities living in Lebanon County.

Spectators are welcome!

Polar Bears: Bring your family, friends and neighbors to chill-out and cheer you on. On behalf of the hundreds of infants, children and adults we serve who have developmental delays and disabilities…

Thank you for taking the plunge!


Register to be a Polar Bear

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Summon your courage and sign up for the plunge! But don’t stop there – rally your family and friends to join you!

Sign Up!


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