Polar Plunge Festival

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Take the plunge for The Special Olympics!

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EVENT DESCRIPTION

Are you ready to take an ice-cold dip into the Atlantic Ocean with several thousand of the coolest Special Olympics supporters in Virginia?! We’re serving up live music to get you moving, frosty craft brews, two beachfront races for all you runners, a costume contest and parade, a photo booth, VIP party, great food and all the hot chocolate and coffee you could want!

The VA Beach Polar Plunge® Festival kicks off Saturday with the SunTrust Dash & Splash Challenge (our annual 4 Miler & 1 Miler runs), a costume contest and parade down the boardwalk, the new Plunge Marketplace featuring local Virginia artisans, frosty beverages from Big Ugly Brewing, free sandwiches from Chick-Fil-A, free Wawa hot chocolate and coffee, and an icy dip into the frosty Atlantic Ocean with 3,000 of your closest friends!

Join us for a post-Plunge party at the Hyatt’s Ocean 27 with music, food and drink specials to celebrate being an all-star fundraiser for Special Olympics Virginia! It’s an all-day party ‒ and it’s all for a great cause!

It’s $100 to Plunge, but the top 5 teams that raise the most money by midnight before the Plunge are entered into a drawing for a chance to win 4 free airline vouchers to anywhere in the United States. So, if you like to travel, start raising for a chance to win! Transportation provided by United Airlines; restrictions apply.

Bringing the kids? Don’t forget about the Cool School Challenge, which kicks off Friday morning!

DETAILS:

  • 8:30 am — SunTrust Dash & Splash registration/check-in
  • 9:30 am — 4 Miler official start time
  • 10 am — Plunge registration/check-in
  • 10 am — Plunge Marketplace opens – join us under the tent for live music, frosty beverages from Big Ugly Brewing & a unique shopping experience with your favorite Virginia artisans!
  • 11 am — 1 Miler official start time
  • 11 am ‒ 12 pm — Costume contest judging (please come in costume to be judged!)
  • 12:30 pm — TJ Maxx Boogie Down the Boardwalk costume parade
  • 2 pm — Official plunge start time
  • 3 pm — Plunge Marketplace closes


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Wednesday August 8th, 2018

Plunge Virginia

Think the Prince William County Police Department is COOL now? Join them in February for the NOVA Polar Plunge that they organize to see just how COOL they are!YOU WIN! Friends of #PWCPD, thank you for your persistence. You have consistently called us out for a lip sync video, so here it is. We would like to sing the praises of Prince William County Government, Virginia Communications for the video production; Ms. Brittany Tomb, volunteer choreographer; our brothers and sisters with Prince William County Fire & Rescue and the citizens of PWC. You are always welcome to “Our House”. ... See MoreSee Less

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Monday July 30th, 2018

Plunge Virginia

Interested in joining the million dollar team that's behind the Polar Plunge? Special Olympics Virginia is looking for a #gamechanger in Virginia Beach to help raise sufficient funds to match explosive program growth. Check out details under "Strategic Partnerships Manager" in the jobs section of our website: bit.ly/SPmanagerVB. Applications close August 17! ... See MoreSee Less

Interested in joining the million dollar team thats behind the Polar Plunge? Special Olympics Virginia is looking for a #gamechanger in Virginia Beach to help raise sufficient funds to match explosive program growth. Check out details under Strategic Partnerships Manager in the jobs section of our website: http://bit.ly/SPmanagerVB. Applications close August 17!

Saturday July 21st, 2018

Plunge Virginia

Today, on July 21st, we invite everyone to #ChooseToInclude and boldly proclaim what the Special Olympics Movement is about. Join fellow celebrities, influencers and athletes by posting your own video recitation of the manifesto. After 12 o’clock noon Central Time, share it on social media, tag Special Olympics, and encourage others to do the same! ... See MoreSee Less

Today, on July 21st, we invite everyone to #ChooseToInclude and boldly proclaim what the Special Olympics Movement is about. Join fellow celebrities, influencers and athletes by posting your own video recitation of the manifesto. After 12 o’clock noon Central Time, share it on social media, tag Special Olympics, and encourage others to do the same!

Thursday June 21st, 2018

Plunge Virginia

What better way to celebrate the first day of summer than reminiscing about the 2018 RVA Solar Plunge where we raised over $55,000!!

Thank you to photographers Scott Brown, Rich Terrell & Yenna Chu for capturing these moments. Check them out here -- www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1154489274694131.1073741853.136532596489809&type=1&l=6ed4adfb36
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Sunday June 17th, 2018

Just was given this beautiful rock by a very lovely lady! I am passing it on to share with others!😊 ... See MoreSee Less

Just was given this beautiful rock by a very lovely lady! I am  passing it on to share with others!😊

Monday June 11th, 2018

Plunge Virginia

Check out photos from Summer Games + Solar Plunge here: www.richterrell.com/Special-Olympics-Virginia/2018-Special-Olympics-Virginia-Summer-Games/

Huge thank you to our volunteer photographer, Rich Terrell!Thank you for an incredible weekend, and extra special thanks to photographer Rich Terrell for capturing our shine at Summer Games: www.richterrell.com/Special-Olympics-Virginia/2018-Special-Olympics-Virginia-Summer-Games/. More photos to come next week!
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Check out photos from Summer Games + Solar Plunge here: https://www.richterrell.com/Special-Olympics-Virginia/2018-Special-Olympics-Virginia-Summer-Games/  Huge thank you to our volunteer photographer, Rich Terrell!Image attachmentImage attachment

Saturday June 9th, 2018

Plunge Virginia

University of Richmond PD Solar Plungers Sgt. Randy Baran and Chief McCoy belly flopped for the athletes of Special Olympics Virginia during the athlete/Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Virginia exclusive Plunge.

#GoingSOLAR #GoForCold 👏🏼💦😎
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Saturday June 9th, 2018

Plunge Virginia

Congratulations to Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated SALES TEAM! They were randomly selected from our top 5 fundraising teams to win four United airline vouchers for travel anywhere in the US! Nice work!! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated SALES TEAM! They were randomly selected from our top 5 fundraising teams to win four United airline vouchers for travel anywhere in the US! Nice work!!
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