November is the month to remind us to be thankful for the many things in our life.  What better way to show your appreciation for your hound than by joining American Greyhound’s 2018 Polar Bear Plunge and helping raise some funds for the hounds!  As is our tradition, our plunge will occur in the morning on January 1, 2018 at North Avenue Beach, Chicago, IL. 
This year our plunge will feature three divisions of plungers:
  • Walruses:  This division will feature our virtual plungers who would rather plunge into their warm wooly blankets instead of the icy cold lake.
  • Penguins:  This division will showcase the plunging talents of our volunteers who want to participate but can’t quite make themselves go all the way under the water.
  • Polar Bears:  This is the traditional division in which a plunger head is entirely submersed in the icy cold water of Lake Michigan.
So if you’re ready to make a big difference in the lives of some very appreciative greyhounds, please register  to build the easiest fundraising page ever. It makes it simple for others donate and easy for you to fundraise.  Participants who raise at least $25 in donations from friends, family and co-workers get the privilege of receiving a commemorative Polar Bear Plunge long sleeve t-shirt and entrance into a Post-Plunge Warm Up Party, plus the chance to win additional prizes. 
If you’re not quite ready to freeze yet, you can also make a donation to one of the polar bears  here.  Any amount, no matter how large or small can go a long way to helping a greyhound find a forever home.
If you have any questions at all, please contact Sarah Gasienica, our Polar Plunge Coordinator at (219) 263-8742 or
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