It may be a little too cold out to take a dip in the ocean, but Special Olympics Delaware is encouraging you to take the plunge in a few weeks.
Director of Media Relations for Special Olympics Delaware, John Buzby came on the show to talk about the Polar Bear Plunge happening here on Delmarva.
The Polar Bear Plunge originated in 1992, where 78 people Plunged at the Cape Henlopen State Park and raised $7,000 for Special Olympics Delaware.
This money goes towards funding for 19 different sports that both children and adults with intellectual disabilities can train and participate all year round, across the state.
Buzby says, “We are so fortunate that every penny raised with the Polar Bear Plunge stays right here in Delaware to support our 4,000 athletes.”
Because this great event has gown so much, the organization has created a weekend-long festival to entertain families of all ages that come to support the cause. Before the plunge there will be a Race to the Plunge 5k, a chili cookoff, a “fire and ice” contest with hot wing and ice cream sampling, and a sand sculptor too!
This event is a great way to support our local communities, as well as a fun family adventure right on the Eastern Shore.
To learn more about this event or to register, go to visitdelaware.com
Sean takes the plunge at Rehoboth Beach with participants who have plunged every year and a Special Olympics athletes family.