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Together We Make Good Things Happen
Who we are, what we do

The Polar Bear Foundation is dedicated to building a stronger Northern community by encouraging broad based support for the investment in creative, innovative and exceptional opportunities for the Northern York County School District.

We are parents, alumni, current teachers, retired teachers, students, school administrators and community members. We are committed to strengthening and supporting the entire Northern York County School District community.

Donate. Volunteer. Get Involved Today!

Good Things Happening Right Now
Northern Polar Bears are TEARING into the School Year! Our Grant & Scholarship applications are available.
Click here to learn more and apply today.

Note: NOW Grant applications are welcome anytime.
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Join us for our 2023 Wonderland Gala
Friday, April 21st    7 - 10 p.m.
at The Willows at Ashcombe Mansion! Games, food & drinks, mansion tours, silent auction celebrating our many successfully funded grants at NYCSD. 
Sponsorships, Reserved Tables and Individual Tickets available online or by mail. Don't Be Late to purchase your ticket!
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12th Annual Golf Outing
Friday, May 5th at Range End 
Spend Cinco De Mayo with PBF and support the students of the Northern York County School District.
Click for online registration and sponsorship. for more information.
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2023 PBF Scholarships
PBF scholarship applications will be accepted through April 14th.  This year we will be awarding the Dr. Brian M. Small Scholarships and a Farmer's Fair Reunion Scholarship! 
Don't miss out and submit your application today.
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The PBF Polar Plunge with Partners 2023 is in the books!  THANK YOU to everyone that took the plunge and made a donation!    Total raised was $2,667 with $1,447 for NHS Softball Boosters, $789 for NHS Indoor Guard/Percussion and $429 for the PBF.
"Together We Make Good Things Happen"
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Pictured left to right: Sherri Ierley, PBF Executive Dir.; Jason Young; Greg Hlatky; Steve Kirkpatrick and Ken Sechrist.

On Tuesday, February 28th the Polar Bear Foundation proudly presented the Northern York County School Board with a check for $403,134.77 to fund Lobar Inc. Field, the district’s new state of the art, turf athletic field. In addition to this check, the Foundation expressed gratitude to various businesses including Lobar Inc., Pennsy Supply, Crabtree Rohrbaugh Associates, and Remcon for in-kind donations towards this project. The Foundation worked to facilitate a grant- in partnership with Representative Dawn Keefer and Senator Mike Regan for improvements at Bostic Field and new construction at Lobar Inc. Field. Through these combined efforts, the Foundation was able to directly and indirectly raise about $1.4 Million for this project.
The construction of Lobar Inc. Field allows for Northern’s athletic programs to host a variety of events they previously were not able to host, including playoff games. All of these efforts are the culmination of over five years of work by the Foundation, the Turf Field Committee, and the district administration. This project is proof of the power a community can have when it comes together for a common effort. In the famous words of the voice of Northern, “It’s a great day to be a Polar Bear!”
This spring, come out to Lobar Inc Field to watch boys and girls lacrosse compete on the turf field.
Making Good Things Happen
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The Polar Bear Foundation unites with the district in this year's message: BE come BE long BE NORTHERN! 
Click here to learn more and donation opportunities.
Our recent Anyone CAN Cook event featured 16 chefs, musical entertainment, silent auction, and prizes.  It was a fantastic evening and the PBF is very grateful to everyone who graciously donated their time, talents, items and enthusiasm along with everyone who attended.  We are looking ahead for next year's event!
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Our Annual Sponsors

Thank you to our

Corporate Sponsors!

For more information on becoming an Annual Sponsor of the Polar Bear Foundation, please click here.

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