Lehigh Valley Polar Plunge

February is “Plunge Month” and we are excited to once again host our Lehigh Valley Polar Plunge at Scott Park in Easton, PA! This year, we’re offering an in-person plunge and a virtual option. Our goal is to provide everyone with the opportunity to be #FreezinForAReason and to support our Special Olympics athletes. Thank you for being a part of our movement!


Check out photos from the Lehigh Valley Polar Plunge held on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at Scott Park in Easton, PA!

Since 2020, nearly 900 brrrave souls have plunged into the frigid Delaware River and have raised more than $180,000 in support of Special Olympics. Will you plunge in 2022?

Polar Plungers Commit To:

  1. Raising a minimum of $50 to participate ($20 is due at registration and counts toward your fundraising goal). Raise more to receive cool incentives!
  2. Showing up ready-to-plunge in proper attire on plunge day to encourage social distancing and reduce the number of people using changing tents at one time
  3. Jumping into the frigid Delaware River to show your support of our Special Olympics athletes!

In order to be guaranteed an official 2022 Polar Plunge t-shirt, please register by February 2nd.


Polar Plunge Registration Opens: 9:30 am

To promote social distancing and ensure smooth plunge waves, we are encouraging all plungers to show up in their plunge attire, ready-to-plunge. Masks will be required at all times EXCEPT when plunging. Extra masks will be available on-site.

First Plunge: 12:00 pm

Last Plunge: 2:00 pm

** For Plungers: We recommend wearing a disposable mask on plunge day.  Waer your disposable mask into the changing tent, throw it away when you exit the tent to complete your plunge, then we will provide you with a new mask when you're finished. **


Want to support Special Olympics athletes but really, REALLY don’t want to plunge into the frigid Delaware River? It’s your lucky day!

Register online as a “Too Chicken” plunger and make a one-time $50.00 donation to support the 2,700+ Special Olympics PA athletes in the Greater Lehigh Valley Pocono Region. As a “Too Chicken” plunger, you can also setup an individual fundraising page to raise even more money for our athletes! The choice is yours!

Our “Too Chicken” plungers are welcome to join us on plunge day at Scott Park, Easton, PA. PLEASE NOTE: Spectator space may be limited due to Covid-19 mitigation rules and local regulations. Please check this website for updates as plunge day draws nearer.

For more information, contact Greg Bott, Regional Development Director, at gbott@specialolympicspa.org or 610-850-0449 x 3.

Polar Pop Bear
Polar Pop Bear


BACK FOR 2022… Take the Virtual “Polar Pop” challenge! Pop a cold water balloon over your head, or over the heads of friends and family members, to show your support of Special Olympics. This virtual option is open to everyone and is perfect for people who are unable to attend the in-person plunge.

Virtual Polar Poppers Commit To:

  1. Raising a minimum of $50 to get the 2022 Polar Plunge t-shirt
  2. Doing your “pop” by Thursday, March 31st
  3. Posting about your “pop” on social media using #LehighPlunge and challenging others to register and join in on the fun!

In order to be guaranteed an official 2022 Polar Plunge t-shirt, please register by February 2nd.

Polar Pop Bear
Polar Pop Bear

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

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