Department of Florida

Polar Plunge

Legionnaires, let’s take the Plunge for Special Olympics! Do YOU have what it takes?

EVENT OVERVIEW

 This January and February is Swimsuit Season!!

Each year, the Polar Plunge challenges thousands of brave jumpers at numerous locations around the state. It’s a great way for everyone—individuals, cool schools, organizations and businesses—to get involved in supporting Special Olympics Florida. All funds raised go towards programming and events for more than 35,000 athletes statewide.

Take a dip in the ice waters across Florida and be a part of the “coolest” event of the year! Join the fun, help raise funds and win prizes all in support of Special Olympics Florida.

Think you have what it takes? The concept is simple: participants raise a minimum of $100 and take a dip into one of Florida’s freezing waters. But the Plunges are so much more than that: They’re the kind of fun and thrilling events that you really have to experience to understand. Grab some friends, get pumped and register today!

Plungers, who raise the minimum of $100 in donations, automatically get a chance to plunge, the official Polar Plunge® T-shirt, and bragging rights over everyone who just couldn’t bear it!

PLUNGING LOCATIONS

 Panama City Polar Plunge (January 21, 2017)
Location:
Pier Park, Panama City
600 Pier Park Dr.
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Break out the swim trunks, sunglasses and mittens and get set to get wet. With every gutsy splash, you’ll be helping our athletes discover how glorious it is to be a Special Olympics champion. All plungers must raise $100 to participate. Plus, the more you raise, the cooler the prizes. Check out our new Plunge incentives below.

St. Augustine Polar Plunge (January 28, 2017)
Location:
St. Johns County Pier Park
350 A1A Beach Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080

Get cold feet for a cool cause at our new 5 Miler along the beach. Runners, walkers and stroller pushers of all ages welcome – you don’t have to plunge to participate, but there will be a finish line Plunge pool for those who are brave enough!. 5 Miler registration is $30. All participants will receive a T-shirt, plus the chance to earn cool incentives. The run will start at the St. Augustine Beach Boardwalk at 8 am.  After heading north back up the Boardwalk, runners will finish at their original starting point.

Orlando Polar Plunge (February 11, 2017)
Location: Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Water Park
5800 Water Play Way
Orlando, FL 32821

Time:
9:30 AM – Registration
11:00 AM – Ceremony followed by Plunge

Break out the swim trunks, sunglasses and mittens and get set to get wet. With every gutsy splash, you’ll be helping our athletes discover how glorious it is to be a Special Olympics champion. All plungers must raise $100 to participate. Plus, the more you raise, the cooler the prizes. Check out our new Plunge incentives below.

INCENTIVES

Plunger – $100 Donation

  • Entry into Aquatica
  • Eligibility to Plunge
  • Official Polar Plunge T-Shirts
  • 2 Spectator Passes

VIP Plunger – $200 Donation

  • Entry into Aquatica
  • Upgraded Polar Plunge T-Shirts
  • 2 Spectator Passes
  • Aquatica Food Pass

Bronze – $350 Donation

  • VIP Plunger Incentives
  • 2 Aquatica Tickets

Silver – $700 Donation

  • VIP Plunger Incentives
  • 2 SeaWorld/ Aquatica Combo Tickets

Gold – $1,400 Donation

  • VIP Plunger Incentives
  • 4 SeaWorld/ Aquatica Combo Tickets
  • 4 Aquatica Food Passes

Champion – $2,000 Donation

  • VIP Plunger Incentives
  • Discovery Cove Ultimate Swim Package

Platinum – $3,000 Donation

  • VIP Plunger Incentives
  • 4 Discovery Cove Ultimate Swim Package

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HOW TO REGISTER

Register online at: http://specialolympicsflorida.org/get-involved/fundraise/polar-plunge/

  • On the right side of the screen you should see a beige box that is titled “Event Info.” In this box you will see an orange box that says “Register Now.” Click on that box and you will be taken to the secure online registration form
  • You can register as an individual or as a group.
    • This is a great event for your Post to participate in as a large group!

Register Now

QUESTIONS

 If you have any questions about the Polar Plunges please contact Special Olympics Florida at:

E-mail: plunge@sofl.org                  Phone: 352-243-9536

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