The Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge!

The event is over for this year, but you can still donate to
Ithaca Community Recovery, Inc.


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

The Ithaca Chill Challenge is an annual 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.

Last year we raised almost $22,000 and we hope to beat it this year!

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 2017.

- Prizes for the top three individual and team fundraisers

- Prizes for best costumes

- Gifts 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, 2017 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!


A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words...Fun Words!


Our Top Individual Fundraisers

1st Place - G.P. Zurenda, $100 Gift Certificate to August Moon Spa
2nd Place - Frank Martinez, $100 Gift Certificate to 15 STEPS
3rd Place - Thomas H Mann, $75 Gift Certificate to AGAVA...
Most Number of Donations (60) - Story Mike (Yagaer), $50 Gift Certificate to The Heights Cafe & Grill



Our Top Team Fundraisers

1st Place - Hell No, $100 Gift Certificate to Just A Taste
2nd Place - The Stepsisters, $50 Gift Certificate to The Good Truck
3rd Place - Greek Peak Ski Patrol, $35 Gift Certificate to Gimme! Coffee

Good job Teams...and Thank you to our Prize Donors!!!


Best Costume Winners

Awarded by Judge-mental, Ron Campbell

1st Place - G.P. Zurenda, Five Movie Passes and Popcorn to Cinemapolis
2nd Place - Beth Ann, $35 Gift Certificate to The Antlers
3rd Place - Jeffrey Feirman, $25 Gift Card The Shop


Everyone dressed up received a rubber ducky from Cat's Pajamas


Special Thanks to Our Committee

It was so much fun working with you...Cinda, Helen B., Jean, Bo

We love you...and thank you so much for all of your help!



Ithaca Chill Challenge 2017 Sponsors

Chill Champions (over $250)

Polar Partners ($100 to $250)

Arctic Allies (up to $100)

Ithaca Community Recovery, Inc

Ithaca Community Recovery, Inc

518 West Seneca Street Ithaca, NY 14850