A big thanks to all our recent fundraisers!

A Letter from Goody & The Waters Family.

Hello and Happy New Year from Goody and the Waters family,  

We are missing everyone immensely and we are so grateful for all the calls, cards, and prayers. Our community never ceases to amaze us. Although the pressure of the auction and jump are off for this year, we are still working on quite a few projects.  


Cold-Water Challenge– Sad, bummed, or simply just missing the rush of jumping and helping others? Goody and the Waters family DARE YOU to submit a video of your best cold-water challenge. Take a video of yourself dipping, running into, or even pouring cold water over yourself and upload it to the Polar Bear Jump Facebook page to show your fellow polar bears what you are made of. Please, we can not emphasize safety enough. We are not looking for any crazy videos that jeopardize yours or others safety. Have fun and we can’t wait to see what you come up with.  


No Jump/No Fear T-Shirt Challenge– Each contestant must design a new logo for this year’s shirt which will be available for purchase May 1, 2020. Shirt must be five colors or less and a polar bear must be spotted somewhere in the design. Deadline is March 31, 2020. Entries can be submitted to www.pbjump.com. Goody the polar bear will be choosing the winning t-shirt design and the winner will be notified April 2, 2020. Winner will receive four t-shirts and bragging rights for the new design. 

 

Rylee Lum Song Contest– Participants must be 18 years of age or younger and obtain a copy of Rylee’s original song “Back to the Hard Times” which is located on www.pbjump.com. Record your video entry of the song and submit to mattamberlum@gmail.com. Rylee will be judging strictly on vocals. Winner will perform with Rylee at the January 2021 Benefit Concert. Runner up will receive an ice cream party with Goody the polar bear, courtesy of Stewart’s Shops. Winner will have to be available to attend practices and be able to perform at the Subaru-Helios Goodyear Lake Polar Bear Jump Kick off event at The Foothills on January 16, 2021. Entries must be submitted by March 31, 2020.  


** We are currently accepting donations this year. Donations will be used towards purchasing pediatric equipment for surrounding area ambulances and left-over funds will be carried over towards the 25thannual jump.  

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Back to the hard times - Rylee Lum

Rylee lum song! "Back to the hard times"

Chorus: 

Back to the hard times of my life, back through the years when men were tough daddy was a farmer with calloused hands we worked hard everyday living off the land 

Verse: well farming was tough daddy was down and each night he'd get on his knees and pray that things would turn around 


Chorus: 

back to the hard times of my life back through the years when men were tough daddy was a farmer with calloused hands we worked hard everyday living off the land


Verse: 

we were a small time dairy we had forty cows but when you give and you don't receive its kind of hard not to go down


Repeat chorus: 

Verse: we all have hard times that's part of life always believe in what you do and the good lord will see you through 

Repeat chorus:

Chords are D Em G

What We're About

 The Goodyear Lake Polar Bear Jump is a non-profit organization that annually raises money for local children, adults, and other local organizations. We complete this task by the many individuals that volunteer to jump into Goodyear Lake in Mid-February. In the month and a half prior to the jump, these individuals receive monetary donations from the surrounding area. We also engage in other fundraising endeavors in this time with the help of countless volunteers to afford the items needed to run the jump. The total amount raised within that year is divided among all of our recipients. We donate 100% of the funds raised to these recipients. 

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Your support and contributions will enable us to make real changes. 100% off all donations goes to our children in need.

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Our Past Recipients

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Events

January 2020

T-Shirt Contest

Event Details

January 2020

T-Shirt Contest

 

The first project is the No Jump No Fear T-shirt contest that anyone can enter. Five colors or less may be used and a polar bear must be sp...

Event Details

21/2/2021

25th Annual Polar Bear Jump - Goodyear Lake

Goodyear Lake

21/2/2021

25th Annual Polar Bear Jump - Goodyear Lake

Goodyear Lake

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Without our Jumpers we couldn't do what we do

Polar Bear Jump

P.O. Box 298 Milford NY 13807

(607) 286-7101

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We couldn't do what we do without our sponsors!

Our Past Sponsors

Below are our sponsors of the past 24 Polar Bear Jumps!

 Able Movement, Massage Anytime Anywhere, Photos by Darlene, Alfresco's Restaurant, Applebee's, Asbury Gardens, Action Lube, Autumn Cafe, At Ease Massage, Advanced Auto Parts-Sidney, Artist Palette, ABM Fire Equipment, Inc., Artisan's Guild, Butler Auto Sales, Best Western Inn, Burger King, Black Tree Books, Bella Michaels, Bside Ballroom, Barnard's Hardware, Brenda's Blissful Cakes, Balanced Resources, Biertz Agency, Brooks BBQ, B & K Coffee, Brockway Rusted Roots Metal, Benson Agency, 21st Centry Pool & Spa, Cherry Valley Hardware, Coca-Cola, Copper Fox, Certified Auto, Carpet Plus, Crystal Palace Barber Shop, Council Rock, Community Vet, Cutting Crew, Cooperstown Shadowbrook Campground, Captain Cook's Seafood, Casey's Barber, Cornucpia Thrift Shop, Cornfield Hall Society, Coyote's Cafe, Cantini DeSalsa, Clinton Plaza Laundry, Country Club Auto Group, Classic Car Museum, Corkey's Wine & Liquor, Chenango Massage Therapy, Cottage Bakery, Chasing Quinn, Canal Street Hardware, Catskill Area Hospice & Pallative Care, Cooperstown Distillery, Community Bank, Catskill Craftsman, Inc., Dante's Pizzeria, Danny's Market, Destination Dollars Oneonta, Depot Restuarant, Daddy Al's General Store, Dyn's Cider Mill, Down Under Hair Design, The Daily Star, The Eighth Note, Evolve Fitness, The Elk's Club, Endwell Rug, Five Star Subaru, Friendly's, Five Guys, Fred's Inn, The Freeman's Journal, Gretna's Gardens, Golden Lotus Tattoos, Grahams Goods, In Memory of Dan Garlick, Gordon B. Roberts Agency-Kevin Kurkowski , Head to Toe Salon, Homestead Auto, Hartwick Highlands Campground,Humphrey's Bistro, Hometown Deli & Grocery, Hannie Bee Lane, Henry Healing, Hummel's Office Plus, Hybrid Fit Gym, Heidelberg Baking Company,  Indelible Ink J & K Kanine KlipsJ & D's Wagon WheelJay's PlaceJake's DeliJackie's RestaurantJohn DeereJoe & Vinny's Pizzeria-OxfordJ & M TrophiesJoe's Shirt ShackJon Noble-DJ     Kristin Sloth MassageKim's Kut & StyleKOA Unadilla CampgoundKay JewelersK. C.'s Corner Restaurant    Losie's Gun ShopLouise Fish MassageLemon Tree SalonLittle Lake's CampgroundLunchbox Grocery & DeliLux StudioLilly BeanLeatherstockingLiquor Depot   Mind & Body YogaMain Street Grill & Bakery-AftonMain Street StylesMarketplace on ChestnutMohican FlowersMilford Fish & Game ClubMcCarthy Tire-OneontaMilford Corner StoreMain Street TavernMcGillcuddy's NaturalsMavis Discount Tire-NorwichMain Street 88Majestic Beauty SalonMunson's True ValueMauricesMegamotion Physical Therapy     Nina's Italian Restaurant-OneontaNew York PizzeriaNoah's WorldNazzitto's Wine & LiquorNew York  Central MutualNina's Italian GrillNapa Auto Parts-NorwichNina's Pizzeria-NorwichNYSP Troop C Dive Team   Oneonta Equipment Rental & SalesOtsego County Sheriff's DepartmentOutback SteakhouseOne Stop Auto     Pizza HutPondo's Pizza & RestaurantParkview DeliPlaide PalettePark PlaceThe PennysaverPepsi ColaThe Pine Shop    Rowe's Auto ServiceRazzle's Pizza & Ice CreamRose is a Rose Florist   Reflexology @ Spring House SpaRose of Sharon AntiquesRosebud TattoosRoma's Ristorante & Pizzeria-Sidney, Royal Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Roma's-Bainbridge, Sidney Flower & Gifts, Sky Dive the Ranch, Skillen's Logging, Sportman's Adventure, Scoville Meno-Sidney, Shear Transation, Skillen's Jewelers, Shupperd's Tack Shop, Subway, Sidney Tire, Inc. Sandy's Diner, Sloan's New York Grill, Soda Jerks, Sargeant's Tire & Auto Service, Stella Lunas, Soothing Hand Massage, Subway-Southside Mall, Southside Health & Wellness, Southside Mall Cinemas, Snack Shack Southside Mall, Stannard's Maple Farm, Scarf Girl Fiber Arts, Sharon Springs Fine Dried Florals, Skinner & Damulis, Spring House Spa, Seward Sand & Gravel, Inc., SGB Jewerly & Coins, Silk & Treasures Consignment Store, Stewart Shops, Shades of Distinction, Southside Mall, Tops-Cooperstown, Tin Bin Alley, Tino's Pizzeria, Tally Ho Restaurant, Tryon Inn & Backdoor Bar The Tepee, Tiffany K's Salon, The Trophy Guy, Theresa's Emporium, Towne Flooring, Tractor Supply, Upstate Bar & Grill, Undercover Eggplant, The Undeground Attic   Village Variety-Unadilla, Video Entertainment-Sidney, Vasta's Restaurant, Walmart West End Archery, Wisy Guys Sammy's, Wild OwlWZOZ 103.1 FM, Weigel's Auto Parts, YMCAY, e Olde Shanty.