We may not be able to take the Cool Schools Polar Plunge in-person this year, but we can all be unified throughout the state by participating in an extraordinary and unusual event – the Burrr-tual (Virtual) Polar Pop!
Special Olympics PA is asking students, teachers, and administrators to safely pop a water balloon over their heads to raise funds in support of Unified Champion Schools throughout the state.
Each school or college sets up their own team which participants then join. Registering as a “Cool School Team” is a great team-building experience and an awesome way to support Special Olympics athletes!
The money raised helps fund more than 230 schools throughout the state offer fully-inclusive Special Olympics Unified Sports and inclusive youth leadership programs.
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THREE EASY STEPS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COOL SCHOOLS BURRR-TUAL POLAR POP
Registration "How-To" Guides:
HOW TO DO THE POLAR POP!
#1: Find Your Perfect Pop Location
This is where you will do the pop! Make sure it’s outside or somewhere where you can easily clean up a water mess.
#2: Get Your Items and Have Someone Film You
Fill your water balloon and grab a person to take a video or photo of you getting wet! Have a towel handy. If you like, hold up an "I Plunge For" sign.
#3: Do the POP!!!
Pop that water balloon! You or a family member or a friend pops it over your head. Before or after the balloon has been popped be sure to tell the camera why you are doing the Polar Pop! And use the opportunity to challenge any family members or friends to donate to your fundraising page.
#4: Share Your Pop!
Share your video/photo to your social media pages (TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter) and tag any others you are challenging! Don’t forget to use #FreezinForAReason #PAPolarPop
If you would like to be included in the Polar Pop Plunge Celebration, upload your video/photos to our Special Olympics PA Dropbox as soon as possible.
An Important Caution: You MUST exercise caution and personal responsibility in your Polar Pop activities! Special Olympics Pennsylvania cannot identify or control the risks of every activity.
Be smart, be safe, and be careful – for you and all who join you in your Polar Pop activity. Please follow all safety and COVID-19 protocols. Have fun with it; but above all, BE SAFE.