Special Olympics NC Polar Plunge Calendar

It’s Time to Take the Plunge!

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The Polar Plunge for Special Olympics North Carolina is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics North Carolina athletes by jumping into our frigid winter bodies of water across the state.

Beginning in January, there will be multiple opportunities to take the plunge across the state. The Plungers must raise a fundraising minimum to jump to frozen glory. Plungers can raise additional funds, earning them extra incentives along the way! Each plunge is different and has an exciting atmosphere that you can become involved in.

Events like the Polar Plunge help support nearly 40,000 Special Olympics North Carolina athletes. Special Olympics athletes around the world follow the oath: “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

Plungers can follow this example by bravely taking a chilly dip!

2016 Polar Plunges

January 9 - Apex Police Department Polar Plunge

January 9 – Special Olympics Onslow County Polar Plunge

February 6 – Winston Salem Police Department Polar Plunge

February 13 - High Point Police Department Polar Plunge

February 13 – NCSU Campus Police Department Polar Plunge

February 27 – Special Olympics Madison County Polar Plunge

February 27 - State Highway Patrol Polar Plunge

February 27 – Hickory Police Department Polar Plunge

February 27 – Guilford County Sheriff’s Office Polar Plunge

February 27 – Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Polar Plunge

March 3 – Clayton Zaxby’s Polar Plunge

March 12 – Special Olympics Alleghany County Polar Plunge


Contact Michelle Zaski at 919 719-7662 x 119 with any questions about Torch Run Polar Plunges or Susan Doggett with questions about local program Polar Plunges.