Description: Polar Plunges will take place throughout the state of North Carolina to raise funds for Special Olympics athletes competing and training with SONC. Special Olympics athletes are adults and children with intellectual disabilities who demonstrate bravery through the transformative power of sports.
A Polar Plunge is a unique fundraising opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support SONC by jumping or running into a cold body of water in the middle of winter. Join thousands of people who will make a splash for Special Olympics by participating in an in-person Polar Plunge. Registrants can also participate in the virtual option and plunge from anywhere through March 1. Grab your favorite costume and invite your church group, civic group, fraternity, sorority, school or business to take the plunge with you!
At-home participants can submit plunge videos either by posting to social media with the hashtag #PolarPlungeNC or by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Too chicken to plunge? Donate to an individual fundraiser or team in support of SONC. All funds raised will directly benefit SONC. Fundraising incentives will be mailed to participants, dependent on the amount of funds raised. Registration is now open at www.polarplungenc.com.
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 20 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.