plunge tips

Each participant must raise a minimum of $50 for the privilege to plunge.  

  1.  Costume contest winners will be announced at each site.

  2. For those locations using a pool, participants may enter the pool two at a time (you may jump off a pool ladder or slowly climb down the ladder... your choice).  Most participants exit the other side of the pool.  The pool is 4 ½ feet deep.

  3. For those locations using a river, you will enter the water up to four at time by going down a boat ramp.

  4. Participants may stay in the water for as long as they prefer (although almost everyone exits very quickly) within established safety guidelines.

  5. No Diving permitted.

  6. Attire: Swimsuit or shorts (with t-shirt if you prefer).

  7. Costumes for those who want to provide some entertainment.

  8. No Wetsuits allowed.

  9. Bring a robe or jacket... great to have while waiting to plunge.

  10. Shoes to wear while waiting in line as your feet may get cold.  If plunging at a location using a river, it is highly recommended that you wear shoes at all times.

  11. Everyone will have access to a changing area immediately following their plunge, so bring a towel and extra clothing.

  12. Everyone must sign a Release Form.  If you are under the age of 18, you must have a Release Form signed by your parent or guardian.

  13. Arrive early to register and avoid the lines.

  14. Free admission to the Post-Plunge Party for participants.  A $10 entry fee for non-participants.

  15. Be ready for a memorable experience!

Special Olympics West Virginia will be conducting three Polar Plunges in 2019. 

Pick the one nearest you, or dare yourself to participate in all three and be among the truly elite plungers. 

We hope to see you at one of the following Polar Plunges where it promises to be a memorable adventure and offers you a chance to be Freezin for a Reason!

How can I RSVP for the plunge?

RSVP here for your commitment to plunge. It will be the coolest thing you do all year.
RSVP for Polar Plunge today!

Donate! How Can I Support Participants in the Polar Plunge?

Donate to a specific participant, a team or make an event donation.

Polar Plunge Participant Sponsor Form

2019 Polar Plunge Locations

Morgantown Polar Plunge

Morgantown Polar Plunge Saturday
February 23 at 1:00 pm (Registration opens at 11:30 am and the Costume Contest at 12:15 pm)
Crab Shack at Cheat Lake

This is where the very first Polar Plunge for Special Olympics WV took place, and 15 years later it remains a great and must-do event for many. Participants will plunge into Cheat Lake, which always provide some frigid water for plungers to enjoy. This Polar Plunge is noted for the incredibly creative costumes that many participants wear to compete in the entertaining costume contest before taking the plunge. So get a friend or two and join us for the plunge and the great party that follows at the Crab Shack where we share our plunge stories and enjoy some food and drinks.

Morgantown Sponsors

Howard Hanna
West Virginia Junior College
Mercury Storage
WVU Medicine
Preston Contractors
Med Express
First United Bank
Rexroad Heating & Cooling
Huntington Bank
Landscapes Plus
Dream Builders
Chestnut Brew Works
Advantage Health & Wellness
Black Diamond Realty
Lake Shore Homes
Tri-State Roofing
Rock Solid Renew
WV National Auto Insurance Co.
West Virginia Copy Center
Crab Shack
Kisamore Enterprises

Heartland Homes
Scalise Industries
Morgantown Board of Realtors
HealthWorks Rehab & Fitness

Please contact Allyson Carr @ 304-345-9310 for sponsorship opportunities!

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