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Polar Plunge Sponsorship Form


Special Olympics West Virginia will be conducting four Polar Plunges in 2018.  Pick the one nearest you, or dare yourself to participate in all three and be among the truly “elite plungers.”  Regardless, you will enjoy the thrill and excitement that surround each of the events.

Each participant must raise a minimum of $50 for the privilege to plunge, and the more money participants raise the more prizes they receive.  And remember, the money generated from the Polar Plunges enables thousands of Special Olympics West Virginia athletes to have opportunities for year-round sports training and competition that results in lasting joy and happiness.

We hope to see you at one of the following Polar Plunges where we promise to have the water icy cold just for you... it's your chance to be Freezin' for a Reason!


 

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!

Tri-County Polar Plunge 
Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 at 6:00pm
Hurricane City Park, Hurricane WV

Special Olympics WV is delighted to move our 2018 Polar Plunge (along with our office) to Hurricane, after many great years in Charleston.  We will be hosting its first-ever Tri-County Polar Plunge at Hurricane City Park in Hurricane.  This year, we’re looking for plungers in the region to come and jump into the frigid pool water! Bring your friends, family and colleagues and join with others for an exciting evening under the bright lights and freezing temps that includes a post-plunge party at Fireside Grill in Teays Valley!

The Point Park Marketplace,
Parkersburg, WV

The Parkersburg Polar Plunge is famous for some of the best belly flops you'll ever see... all of which are judged for style points by the enthusiastic crowd!  Each year, this plunge attracts a good turnout of those looking for something unique and fun to do in the middle of winter.  We promise that the water will be frigid!  This is your opportunity to get out of the house and join with others in having an exciting evening under the bright lights that includes an awesome post-plunge party!

Morgantown Polar Plunge 
Saturday, February 17th,2018 at 2:00pm
Star City Marina, Star City WV 

The Morgantown Polar Plunge is famous for some of the best belly flops you'll ever see... all of which are judged for style points by the enthusiastic crowd!  Each year, this plunge attracts a good turnout of those looking for something unique and fun to do in the middle of winter.  We promise that the water will be frigid!  This is your opportunity to get out of the house and join with others in having an exciting evening under the bright lights that includes an awesome post-plunge party!

Beckley Polar Plunge 
Saturday, March 3rd, 2018 at 3:00pm
Winterplace Ski Resort, Beckley, WV

The Beckley Polar Plunge is famous for some of the best belly flops you'll ever see... all of which are judged for style points by the enthusiastic crowd!  Each year, this plunge attracts a good turnout of those looking for something unique and fun to do in the middle of winter.  We promise that the water will be frigid!  This is your opportunity to get out of the house and join with others in having an exciting evening under the bright lights!

Upcoming Events

Winter Sports Classic, January 26, 2018 Canaan Valley

State Basketball Tournament in Morgantown in March 10-11

Regional Basketball Tournament | February 4-WV Wesleyan (Northern Region)
Regional Basketball Tournament | February 24-Spring Valley (Southern Region)

 

 

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