Ithaca Community Recovery, Inc ~ Ithaca Chill Challenge 2020

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Ithaca Chill Challenge 2020

Welcome to the 5th 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 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 $42,000 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 2020.

- Prizes for the top five individual and top three 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, 2020 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!


The Costume Winners are...drum roll please...

  • Most Creative: The Ithaca Safety League - GreenStar Natural Foods Market gift basket
  • Most Original: St. Catherine's Water Walkers - Gimme! Coffee gift card for $25
  • Most Romantic: The Odd Couple - Purity Ice Cream coupon for two free lunches
  • Most Socially Conscience: Brookton Market - Pasta Vitto Restaurant & Lounge gift card for $25
  • Packs the Biggest Punch: TMann - Brookton's Market gift card for $25

Thanks to our prize donors and congratulations to our winners! Look for pictures later today!


2019 Top Team Fundraisers

4th Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge - Dip or Dodge Event
2019 Top Team Fundraisers
1. when I dip, you dip, we dip raised $5,061 - $35 gift certificate to The Antlers Restaurant, $30 gift certificate to Cafe DeWitt, 4 movies passes to Cinemapolis
2. Ithaca Yacht Club raised $4,171 - $25 gift certificate to AGAVA, $25 gift certificate to Rulloff's, and $20 gift certificate to Viva Taqueria
3. St. Catherine's Water Walkers raised $3,951 - $25 gift certificate to AGAVA, $25 gift certificate to Rulloff's, and $20 gift certificate to Viva Taqueria
Thank you to our sponsors for some amazing prizes..and to our teams for bringing it!


Ithaca Voice - by Devon Magliozzi


2019 Top Individual Fundraisers

4th Annual Ithaca Chill Challenge - Dip or Dodge Event 
Top Individual Fundraisers:
1. John Webster raised $3,451 - $100 gift certificate to August Moon Spaand a $50 gift certificate to Le Cafe Cent-Dix
2. Kaki Johnston raised $2,866 - $100 gift certificate to Just A Taste and 2 movies pass to Cinemapolis
3. Thomas H Mann raised $2,215 - $100 gift certificate to The Heights Restaurant and H Bar and 2 movie passes to Cinemapolis
4. Neal Johnston raised $2,195 - $50 gift card to Mercato Bar & Kitchen and 2 movie passes to Cinemapolis
5. Lisa B Carrier-Titti raised $1,421 - $50 gift card to ZaZa's Cucina and a $10 gift certificate to Viva Taqueria
Thank you participants for your amazing fundraising! ,...and a big thank you our sponsors for such lovely prizes!


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Ithaca Chill Challenge 2020 Sponsors

Chill Champions (over $500)

Polar Partners ($100 to $500)

Arctic Allies (up to $100)

Ithaca Community Recovery, Inc

Ithaca Community Recovery, Inc

518 West Seneca St Ithaca, NY 14850