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Chill Seekers Needed: RVA + NOVA Polar Plunges Feb. 25

More than 500 chill seekers are set to cannonball in support of Special Olympics Virginia’s 27,000+ athletes with and without disabilities this Saturday, Feb. 25 at the NOVA Polar Plunge® Fest at Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant & Crabhouse in Dumfries and at the RVA Polar Plunge® Fest at The Shops at Willow Lawn, just outside of Duck Donuts. 

As of today, we’re still shy of our $180,000 fundraising goal, so dig up your best costume or your coolest swim cap and help us make a splash! Plungers can register right up until plunging starts on event day. It’s $100 to Plunge – and the more you raise the cooler the prizes, including warm towels and stainless steel tumblers. 

For more information and to register online (remember, you can register in person on event day right up until the event starts), visit

Northern VA: The 2017 NOVA Polar Plunge® Fest, presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Virginia, The Prince William County Police Department, Tim’s Rivershore Restaurant & Crabhouse, SourceAmerica, Walmart, Potomac Shores, TJ Maxx and the Prince William Times, kicks off Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10 am. Plunges will take place into the icy Potomac at approximately 2 pm. Current Plunge teams include the Virginia Knights of Columbus, who have raised more than $3000 so far, the Prince William County Police Department, VISA, E3 Federal Soluntions, and many Special Olympics volunteers and athletes from across Northern Virginia.

Richmond: The 2017 RVA Polar Plunge® Fest, presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Virginia, Willow Lawn, WTVR CBS6, 103.7 Play, Star 100.9, K95, G104.3, Hot 106.1 and Classic Rock 96.5, kicks off Saturday, Feb. 25 at noon. Plunges will take place into icy above ground pools at Willow Lawn at 2 pm. Current Plungers and teams include the Nutzy and Flying Squirrels General Manager Todd “Parney” Parnell, the Chesterfield County Police Department, who is leading the way in fundraising with $4345, Monacan High School, Midlothian Middle School, Patrick Henry and Atlee high school’s Champions Together teams, and many Special Olympics volunteers and athletes from the Richmond area. 

These events are one of five Polar Plunge® Fests in Virginia. The largest – now in its 25th year – took place in Virginia Beach Feb. 3-4 and raised $1.1 million, while 200+ others plunged into the icy New River Feb. 18. A Polar Plunge also will take place Saturday, March 11 in Charlottesville (new location for 2017!) at the Shops at Stonefield.