Pledge 2 Plunge

Pledge 2 Plunge


We had an incredible day at the 2022 Pledge 2 Plunge event at the Warlick Family YMCA. We hit our goal and raised 100K!!! Thank you to all the donors, community members, teams, and staff that made this day possible. We had so much fun and we are so grateful for your generosity!

Check out the photo album from the day on our Facebook page!

Check out 2020 Pledge to Plunge video.

Click below to support a plunging team by making a donation!

Stay Tuned for the 2023 Event Date!

Free and open the community! Come enjoy games, and music, and watch all the teams jump into Robinwood Lake in their awesome costumes!

Who Takes the Plunge?
Local men and women from your community have been nominated and selected to take the big plunge into the cold Robinwood Lake. Plungers are challenged to raise $3,000 per team. They go out into the community and collect pledges in hopes of raising the most money to raise both awareness and dollars for the Annual Giving Campaign.

Who Pledges?
This is where you come in! Support your favorite plunger(s) by making an online donation on their behalf!

Who Celebrates?
Everyone! Come on out for the party on Lake Robinwood! We will have activities, entertainment, food, and FUN! You can cheer on our lake jumpers who come dressed in amazing costumes and characters!



We use an online giving page to help us collect and protect your online pledges.
Donate via our unique fundraiser page by selecting the in honor of one of our plunger teams!


This Campaign supports the following programs:

  • Afterschool – YMCA Afterschool provides a safe and inclusive place for children after the final bell. Each day students participate in structured physical activities, homework help, and healthy snacks. During this time we aim to shape character by modeling, teaching, and reinforcing positive values to all students. The YMCA believes in the character development traits of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility, and Faith.
  • Summer Day Camp – Summer Day Camp is about developing skills, building character and making friends. Kids become a community as they learn both how to be more independent and how to contribute to a group as they engage in physical, social and educational activities.
  • SAW (Safety Around Water) – Teaching children how to be safe around water is not a luxury; it is a necessity. The YMCA’s Safety Around Water program can help you make sure they learn essential water safety skills, which can open up a world of possibilities for them to satisfy their curiosity safely. Through learning how to perform a sequenced set of skills over eight lessons of 40 minutes each, the risk of drowning is reduced, giving your child confidence in and around water. The SAW program is a National Initiative. It came to Gaston County in 2019 at Lineberger Park, Erwin Center Pool and has been expanded to offer lessons at other locations.
  • LiveSTRONG at the YMCA – The Y and LIVESTRONG joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a free 12-week physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. The small group, research-based program offers cancer survivors a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities.



We will get to meet our 2022 brave plunge teams soon! We cannot wait to share their team pages for your support.

CLICK HERE to view the teams page now!


8:00 am – The doors open! Come on in for fellowship!

9:00 am – The Plunge Begins!


We are excited to bring people out to celebrate this FUNdraising event – that’s right! It’s a blast!