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Mo-Ranch Announces Recipient of 2018 Polar Bear Challenge

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How does an icy dip in the Guadalupe River sound right now? Pretty nice, huh? Well, how about sliding into the river via a 35-foot-high, 116-foot-long water slide on January 1, 2018? Would it sweeten the deal if we told you it was all for a good cause?

For 24 years, Mo-Ranch has hosted its Polar Bear Challenge Charity event on New Year’s Day. Every year, Mo-Ranch chooses a worthy charity to be the recipient of the years’ proceeds from the Polar Bear Challenge. Mo-Ranch has just announced that the recipient for the 2018 Polar Bear Challenge will be Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Hill Country.

Brace Yourself for Big Fun.

Polar Bear Challenge

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“We are so humbled and honored to be the beneficiary of the 25th Annual Mo-Ranch Polar Bear Challenge,” said Zoe Van Dyke, BBBS director of external relations. “There are currently 15 Kerrville youth enrolled in our program who have yet to be matched with a mentor. Funds from the Polar Bear Challenge will help us to fulfill our mission and ensure matches for these children.” In years past, the benefit has raised close to $250,000 for local charities, proving to be a huge help to charities who often find themselves beginning a new year with little in the way of contributions.

Form a Team with Coworkers or Friends.

Polar Bear Challenge

Photo: Facebook/PresbyMoRanch

An ideal opportunity to form a team with friends, family or coworkers, awards will be given to individual and team competitors who are the largest fundraisers. Additional awards will include the crowning of the Mo-Ranch Polar Bear King and Queen and event awards for the longest slider, biggest splash, slider farthest from home, oldest polar bear and best costume. This event is open to the public and will feature live music from Someone Like You as well as free food, beverages, and entertainment for all ages.

For more information on how you can participate or donate to this cause, visit www.moranch.org or contact Zoe Van Dyke, BBBS director of external relations at [email protected]