2019 Santa Cruz Polar & Puppy Plunge

Join us on March 23, 2019

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Saturday, March 23 @ Rio Del Mar Beach in Aptos 

Plunge with a Purpose

Hop, skip, run or jump into chilly waters for our amazing Special Olympics athletes.  Whether you're a brave soul or a chicken, we invite you to join us as we Plunge with a Purpose - to encourage inclusion and change the way that people think about and treat individuals with intellectual disabilities.  

Funds raised will help us continue to create change in our communities and enhance the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sports.  Join the fun and make a difference!  

What is the Polar Plunge

Well first of all, the Plunge is NOT a swim. The Plunge is a crazy fundraising event where people raise a minimum of $125 for the opportunity to run into and out of chilly waters along with other brave souls with warm hearts.  If you can't "bear" the thought of chilly water then just register as a chicken.  You’ll be excused from Plunging but still enjoy all the festivities and incentive rewards that our Plungers receive.  

Puppy Plunge

For an additional $15 registration fee, bring your favorite pooch to take the Plunge with you.  Don't forget their costume!

Plunge Perks

Have a blast! All registered participants who raise the minimum $125 are invited to the Pre-Splash Bash featuring breakfast food and other treats to provide some insulation before the icy Plunge.  Festivities will include awards for best costumes and top fundraisers, incentives and more. 

Costumes are strongly encouraged, that's half of the fun!  Dress to Impress!

Cool Stuff you Can Earn!

Schedule of Events

10:00 a.m. - Registration opens and pre-plunge games begin
10:30 a.m. - Breakfast service begins
11:30 a.m. - Costume judging & awards
Noon - Polar Plunge!

Questions?  Please click the Polar Plunge Resources and Tools tab under Home on the left or contact Plunge@sonc.org.


Quick Stats

$44,657.16 Raised
103 Participants

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