Pledge 2 Plunge

Join the Warlick Family YMCA for our second annual Pledge 2 Plunge event on Saturday, March 7th, 2020.

Check out last year’s 2019 Inaugural Pledge to Plunge video.

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 a $2,500 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! This event is free and open to the community! We invite everyone to come on down and watch the fun unfold and root on the plungers! There will be games, events, food and beverages, entertainment and more!


We use CrowdWise to help us collect and protect your online pledges.
Donate via our unique fundraiser page on CrowdWise and pledge in honor of one of our plungers!




This event is free and open to the community. So come on by and bring the whole family for a day of fun, food, and freezing cold fun!
Stay tuned for the official line up. We’re polishing up the details but we promise it’s going to be a camp packed day for everyone!


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.
  • 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.


Check out these brave should willing to take on the chilly waters for a great cause!



Team Gaston
Day School
Team Gastonia
Fire Department
Team Gastonia
Police Department
Team GSM
Team Hannon Orthodontics Team Parkdale Mills
Team PNC Bank Team Tindol Team Warlick Family YMCA
Team Jack and Jill
of America
Team CaroMont
Heart & Vascular
Team Warlick Wellness
Team US Cotton Team Pinnix Team Stowe Family YMCA Staff
And volunteers
Team Warlick Family YMCA Youth