Now in its 11th year, the Great Polar Bear Challenge is a fundraiser where brave individuals kick off the New Year by plunging into the icy waters of Lucky Peak on January 1st. This is a family friendly event where people of all ages jump, water ski, or wakeboard to raise funds for Idaho’s wish children. The event is free, however, all participants are asked to fundraise a minimum of $50. For every amount raised over $50 participants will receive a Polar Bear event shirt. Prizes are given to the top individual fundraisers in both the youth and adult categories.
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. The Idaho chapter celebrated its 26th year in 2012 and serves the entire state of Idaho granting up to 90 wishes each year.
With the help of generous donors and more than 200 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Idaho has granted more than 1,100 wishes to children in Idaho.
Thank you to the following Polar Bear Sponsors: