Date(s) - Saturday, February 10, 2024
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Riverwalk Boat Ramp
Special Olympics WV Polar Plunges are known throughout the state as being anything but boring!! Where else can you jump in a cold pool or lake in the middle of winter for a good cause? Polar Plunges are Special Olympics WV’s largest fundraising activity! And it’s all because of YOU! You who brave the cold, snow and ice for the over 4,400 athletes in WV! Proceeds raised go to help provide year-round sports training and competition for thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities. Your contribution and involvement help athletes achieve their goals, live healthier lives, and have a sense of inclusion in the community.
The event will take place Feb. 10 at the Riverwalk Boat Ramp, with registration opening at 12:30 p.m. The costume contest will occur at 1:30 p.m., and the plunge will happen at 2 p.m. An after-party will take place at the Opera House, which will be free for plungers and a $10 donation fee for everyone else.
The proceeds raised will help provide year-round sports training and competition for thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities. Each participant makes a donation before they plunge. No pre-registration is required for in-person plungers.
More details about how to participate may be found on Special Olympics West Virginia’s Polar Plunge website at https://sowv.org/polar-plunge/