3522 champions dashed into the icy Atlantic at the 2014 Polar Plunge® Winter Festival in Virginia Beach today, raising more than $1.1 million ($ and counting) for Special Olympics Virginia! We’re certain you heard them ROAR with excitement as they splashed down at 2:30 pm with 100+ Special Olympics Virginia athletes leading the charge. Proceeds from the annual fundraiser help provide year-round support to more than 13,000 Special Olympics athletes and 20,000 volunteers across Virginia.
“Raising one million dollars for the fourth year in a row is incredible,” said Rick Jeffrey, Special Olympics Virginia president.“More importantly, though, these funds will help us to build bigger, better, more inclusive communities across the state of Virginia.”
The 2014 Polar Plunge® Winter Festival, presented by WTKR NewsChannel 3, 106.9 the FOX, FM99, Wawa, WGNT, Virginia Natural Gas, Booz Allen Hamilton, Walmart, Lamar Outdoor Advertising and the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Virginia, kicked off Friday with the Cool School Challenge, followed Saturday by the Plunge 5K, a brand new sand volleyball tournament, the Pee-Wee Plunge and of course, the main event. Special thanks to the many groups who helped us take the Plunge to cool new heights this year, including:
Gold level Polar Plunge sponsors included Hardee’s, Free
Agents Marketing and GEICO. Photos of
the 2014 Polar Plunge will be posted on the Plunge Virginia Facebook page as they become available. In the meantime, be sure to mark your calendar for the 23rd Polar Plunge® Winter Festival, set for Feb. 6-7, 2015.