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Come back later this year to sign up for the 2017 Ithaca Chill Challenge!

1st Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge!

Welcome to the 1st Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge…Dip or Dodge!

The 1st Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge is a fundraising event for Ithaca Community Recovery. The challenge is similar to a “Polar Bear Plunge”, but with a twist.

The Twist

Each participant will have their own page for donations,
and their donors can “vote” with their $$$ to either…

“Dip ’em” and they’ll have to run into the lake for a dip
let ’em “Dodge” and they’ll get to stay dry and watch from the shore!

On New Year’s Day at noon, the higher total for each participant prevails.  Participants commit to doing whatever their friends, loved ones, co-workers, frenemies, siblings, and assorted other donors decide. Regardless of who winds up in the lake and who watches from the shore, all donations go to support ICR.

People who are active in the recovery community, the people who love and support them, the people who only know them, everyone will be able to come together to celebrate and to welcome in the new year. We are excited to launch this new event!

Registration in advance is required, and fund-raising will be primarily on-line (with mail and in-person options as well). We hope that this will enable everyone to take part and help support this vital cause. If you’d like a copy of our poster to share, click Ithaca Chill Challenge Poster 2016 .

Prizes for the top three fundraisers and for best costumes.
Insulated, reusable shopping bags for participants raising over $150.

Snacks and hot beverages will be provided during the event.

The money raised will be used to maintain and improve 518 West Seneca Street as a welcoming and secure home-base for our local recovery community.

The event is on January 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm at the Ithaca Yacht Club. The Ithaca Yacht Club is located at 1090 Glenwood Road, Ithaca, NY 14850.

…and don’t forget your camera!


Thank you!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts! We hardly know how to express our appreciation to everyone that helped launch this event.  Thank you to all our participants, donors, volunteers and sponsors!

We’re looking forward to next year…how about you?

Round it up!

A friend of Ithaca Community Recovery made a generous post-event
donation to round us off to an even $21,000!
Thank you dear Donna!

Top Fundraisers!

The Ithaca Chill Challenge top fundraisers were:
  1. 1. Gepe Zurenda – $100 August Moon Gift Certificate
  2. 2. TMann – $100 Gift Card to 15 Steps
  3. 3. David Schutz – 10 Movie Tickets from Cinemapolis
  4. 4. Jean Rowley – $50 Gift Certificate from Just a Taste
  5. 5. Marc Freedman – $40 Gift Card from Antlers
Thank you to our prize donors and all our participants!

Costume Prize Winners

Most original:
Chicken Man – Aaron from Brookton’s Market
$25 to The Shop

Fanny Pack Girls – Pineapple and Katie
$20 to The Cat’s Pajamas

Best Costume:
Tool Man – Paulus from Brookton’s Market
$25 to Gimme Coffee

It is almost here

We are overwhelmed with the support we’ve received,
thank you participants, donors, volunteers, and sponsors!

Now, let’s getting ready to bring in the new year tomorrow…with a big splash!

Neck and neck!

Really?!? We’re gonna let both of our fundraising leaders stay on the shore? They’re not that old…send them both in!

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