With just a week and a half until the Polar Plunge, it’s time to heat up your fundraising and start packing your Plunge bag! Don’t forget, there’s still time to register, if you haven’t already, and you can still recruit your friends to join you. Plunge registration is open up until the Plunge (2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4) so SEIZE THE FREEZE!
Dashing & Dancing, 5K and Plunge Party Updates
What better way to warm up for your icy dip in the Atlantic than with a brisk 5k race?! Space in the Plunge 5k is filling quickly, so lace up your sneakers and register today! Last year the race sold out and we’re currently at 50% capacity. For more info about the 5k, click here. Note, 5K shirts are guaranteed for the first 1,000 runners.
With all this racing and plunging, we think you deserve a celebration! So we’re throwing you TWO parties this year…one on Friday night to help get you pumped up for Plunge day, and one on Saturday night, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Plunge. The Pre-Plunge Party (Friday from 6-10 pm) will feature Butter, one of our favorite local bands, and the 20th Anniversary Beach Bash (Saturday from 5-9 pm) will showcase the talents of The Deloreans, so come dressed in your best 80s attire! For more info about the Plunge Parties, including costs and how to get in FREE, check out this flyer.
WTKR, 106.9 the FOX and FM99 Prepare to “Pre-Plunge”
While you’re prepping for the big event, our friends at WTKR NewsChannel 3, 106.9 the FOX and FM99 are preparing for the first of TWO icy dips! That’s right, they’re double-dipping! Be sure to tune in to WTKR next Wednesday, Feb. 3 during the morning show and watch as your media favorites “Pre-Plunge” in support of Special Olympics. In addition, check out the noon and evening news today (Jan. 25) on WTKR as we answer calls and accept Plunge donations. The person with the highest pledge during the two Plunge phone banks will win a custom Coppertone surfboard, valued at $750!
And, this Friday, Jan. 27 at the Greenbrier Hooters, join us and your favorites from 106.9 the FOX and FM99 for a special Plunge recruitment night. Bring your friends and sign them up to SEIZE THE FREEZE!
Submit your favorite Plunge Photos
Each issue, we’ll post a favorite Polar Plunge photo. E-mail your best shots to Polar Plunge.
The Tip of the Iceberg
We’ll regularly share fundraising tips to help you reach your Plunge fundraising goals. Be sure to share your successes with us, too – send them to Polar Plunge.
Did you know, based on last year’s statistics, more than 1/3 of Polar Plunge online fundraising occurred in the last 2 weeks before the event? Don’t be afraid to ask your friends and family to donate, even if you have already. With just 10 days to go before the Plunge, it’s time to turn up the heat!
To Infinity & Beyond!
Like a challenge? Try to catch these top individual and team fundraisers as of Jan. 24:
1. Samer Shalaby, $8200
2. DeNiece Johnson, $4290
3. Shannon Johnson, $3670
1. Area 11, $34,088
2. BAH Plungers, $11,320
3. Freezy Fo Sheezy, $7,251
(This information is from a Special Olympics Virginia E-Mail Update)