Where & When: Polar Plunges will take place throughout the state of North Carolina to raise funds for Special Olympics NC Programs. Find one in your community!
Description: Make a splash this winter for the nearly 40,000 Special Olympics athletes competing and training in North Carolina. Special Olympics athletes are adults and children with intellectual disabilities who demonstrate bravery through the transformative power of sports. Brave the chilly waters and go freezin’ for a reason to show your support!
Polar Plunges are happening in lakes, pools and even the ocean during 2020 to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina. Grab your favorite costume and invite your church group, civic group, fraternity, sorority, school or business to take the plunge with you!
All of the funds raised will benefit Special Olympics North Carolina. Registration is now open at www.polarplungenc.com.
About the NC Law Enforcement Torch Run
The Law Enforcement Torch Run is an international fundraising campaign for Special Olympics. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition for more than 5.4 million children and adults around the world who have intellectual disabilities. Nearly 40,000 athletes participate in Special Olympics in North Carolina, making it one of the largest Special Olympics programs in the world.
The Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics is officially endorsed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriff’s Association, the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the National Association of School Resource Officers, NC Association of School Resource Officers, NC Department of Justice and the NC Department of Public Safety.
About Special Olympics North Carolina
Since 1968, the organization has used the transformative power of sports to improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Nearly 40,000 athletes in North Carolina inspire thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide. SONC offers year-round training and competition in 19 Olympic-type sports on local and state levels as well as health and wellness initiatives to improve the health status and increase access to community health resources for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Youth become agents of change through Unified Champion Schools, an education and sports-based program created by Special Olympics to build an inclusive environment among youth with and without intellectual disabilities as well as empower them to become youth leaders and create change in their community. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina at www.specialolympicsnc.com. Engage with us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.