Frequently Asked Questions

How much is registration?

General Registration is $50, but we encourage you to fundraise beyond your registration in support of our athletes across Pennsylvania!

Also, all registrants will receive a Plunge T-Shirt.

What should I wear?

Show up ready to plunge in proper attire on Plunge day. Wear a T-shirt, swimsuit, or even a fun costume, but be prepared to get wet!

What is the Polar Plunge?

Plungers jump into chilly waters in a variety of locations for SOPA athletes!

Money raised through our Polar Plunge will ensure quality training, competition, leadership training, and health initiatives for our Special Olympics athletes around the state.

What is the Polar Pop?

Take the Virtual Polar Pop by pledging to raise funds, participating in the ‘Pop,’ and sharing your Polar Pop pictures and videos using the hashtag associated with your selected plunge! 

Participants pop a cold water balloon over their heads. Every “Pop” will help support sports training and competition in YOUR community.

What is the Rain Rally?

The Rain Rally is hosted by a school or university and held on campus or a nearby community site. Most often, the local fire department generously provides support. One or more fire engines are brought to create a rainbow shower of water through which students, teachers, and administrators go through with spirit! While using fire engines is the most popular, you can be creative in how you conduct your own fun and safe event.

What is "Too Chicken to Plunge"?

Spectators can cheer on individuals and teams from the viewing areas and join us in PLUNGETOWN for food and entertainment! Non-plungers can also register as “Too Chicken to Plunge” with a one-time $50 donation in support of our athletes.

Additional questions?

Contact Kevin Hart, Coordinator, Development & Marketing, with any additional questions.