2018 Santa Cruz Polar Plunge & Puppy Plunge

Join us on March 10, 2018

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Saturday, March 10 @ Rio Del Mar Beach in Aptos 


Help more than 21,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities succeed in life through sports. Special Olympics Northern California provides free year-round training and competitions, schools programs and critical health resources while working to create a more inclusive world for people of all abilities.

Polar Plunge

Dive, dip or dunk! The Plunge is not a swim but instead challenges brave participants to take a chilly splash into icy waters.  A fundraising minimum of $125 per person is required.  Water not your thing? Register as a “chicken” and enjoy the festivities while staying dry.

Puppy Plunge

For an additional $15 registration fee, bring your favorite pooch to take the Plunge with you.

Plunge Perks

All registered Plungers who raise the minimum $125 are invited to the Pre-Splash Bash featuring hearty complimentary lburittos and other treats to warm you up before you tag the big dip.  Plunge festivities will include a DJ, awards,  incentives and more. 

Costumes are strongly encouraged for both the Plungers and their four-legged friends.  Dress to Impress!

Make a Weekend of It!

The Rio Sands Hotel is offering a Special Olympics room rate of $85 a night for Friday and/or Saturday night.  After a great Plunge, hit the Santa Cruz Boardwalk to top of your day.  To book your room, call 831-688-3207 and ask for the Special Olympics rate

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.

get ready to have a blast!
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Quick Stats

$36,499.45 Raised
129 Participants

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