Take the Polar Plunge or Pop!

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Polar Plunges around the state raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Pennsylvania and the 16,000 athletes that we serve. "Freezin' for a Reason," plungers from all corners of the state run into frigid lakes and rivers or jump into icy pools. Spectators can cheer on individuals or teams from the viewing areas, and join us in the Plunge Towns for food, entertainment, vendors, kids’ activities and more. This season, participants also have the opportunity to be a virtual plunger and take the Polar Pop by popping a cold water balloon over their heads!

Jumping into freezing cold water not for you? Sign up under "Too Chicken to Plunge," raise funds and stay dry while enjoying Plunge Town.

Join us and help kick off the 2022 Plunge Season by finding a Plunge near you!

2022 Polar Plunge Dates:

January 8, 2022 - Beaver Polar Plunge

January 22, 2022 - Capital Area Polar Plunge

January 22, 2022 - York County Polar Plunge (merged w/Capital Area)

January 29, 2022 - Philadelphia Polar Plunge

February 5, 2022 - Winter Games Polar Plunge

February 19, 2022 - Lehigh Valley Polar Plunge

February 26, 2022 - Pittsburgh Polar Plunge

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All reasonable efforts will be made to hold scheduled in-person plunges which assure the safety of all participants. However, Special Olympics Pennsylvania reserves the right to modify or cancel events as circumstances surrounding Covid-19 evolve.