For more than 15 years, the Student Senate of Washington County Community College (WCCC) has organized the WCCC Polar Dip, a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House to help families of children who travel to Bangor for critical medical treatment and Sarah’s House, a new housing center in Brewer for adults who have cancer. The Student Senate divides the proceeds from the dip 50/50 between these charities. Each dip, the Student Senate chooses a catchy theme to help participants celebrate the event. Individuals who raise $75 or more in donations receive a free sweatshirt.

The event is held annually often in March – check website for exact date. Dippers take the plunge at noon Eastern Time (ET).