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Save the Date for our 2024 Pledge 2 Plunge!


Mark your calendars because the annual Pledge 2 Plunge event is back and better than ever! Join us on Saturday, April 27th, for an unforgettable day of fun and fundraising. This free event, open to the entire community, is one of our favorites, and we can't wait to see you there!

Support our Plunging Teams as they take the plunge to raise funds for our 2024 Annual Campaign. It's a fantastic opportunity to come together, celebrate, and make a difference in our community.

Want to get involved even more? You can make an online donation on behalf of one of our incredible community supporters and be a part of the good! Every donation goes directly to supporting vital programs like Afterschool, Safety Around Water (SAW), and LiveSTRONG at the YMCA.

Don't miss out on this chance to have fun while making a positive impact. Save the date, spread the word, and let's make Pledge 2 Plunge 2024 the best one yet! 





Visit our Fundraise Page to get to know our incredible community supporters taking the plunge!

Meet the Plunging Teams



We use an online giving page to help us collect and protect your online pledges. Donate to one of our teams now!

Make an Online Pledge Now



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 $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! 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!



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.