Ithaca Community Recovery, Inc ~ Ithaca Chill Challenge 2024

Fundraising Event Status

The Ithaca Chill Challenge 2024 event is finished, but
Ithaca Community Recovery, Inc accepts donations year round.

Ithaca Chill Challenge on January 1st

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 a Polar 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 on 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, 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 over $52,000 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 2024.

- Prizes for the top five individual and top three team fundraisers

- Prizes for best costumes 

- Gifts for ALL participants in 2024!!!

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, 2024 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!

If you missed the previous events, please check out the videos on YouTube!


Ithaca Chill Challenge on Around the Tiers WBNG

Our very own Alana Byrd from the Ithaca Community Recovery Board of Directors appeared on Around the Tiers by WBNG TV on 12/28/2023!

What a great way to promote the Chill Challenge and highlight the many positive contributions to our community by supporting Ithaca Community Recovery. Way to go Alana!



Ithaca Chill Challenge 2024 Sponsors

Chill Champions (over $1000)

Polar Partners ($500 to $999)

Arctic Allies ($1 - $499)

Ithaca Community Recovery, Inc

Ithaca Community Recovery, Inc

518 West Seneca St Ithaca, NY 14850