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Polar Plunge Virginia Beach

Date/TimeVenue/Location
Feb 8
8:30am - 3:00pm
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
3001 Atlantic Avenue Virginia Beach VA 23451
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Remember it's $100 to take the Plunge ‒ and it’s all for a great cause!

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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!

Join us for a post-Plunge party 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.

The VA Beach Polar Plunge Festival kicks off with the SunTrust Dash & Splash Challenge (our annual 4 Mile & 1 Mile runs), a costume contest and parade down the boardwalk, the Plunge Marketplace featuring local artisans, frosty beverages, live music, free Wawa hot chocolate and coffee, and an icy dip into the frigid Atlantic Ocean with 3,000 of your closest friends.

 

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EVENT PARKING

Parking is conveniently located in the following locations:
19th Street North Parking Lot(s)
300 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
19th Street South Parking Lot(s)
300 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
31st Street Parking Garage
209 30th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757-428-2072
25th Street Parking Garage
336 25th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
757-425-3555

PHOTOS

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Meet Scott and Joanne Catron. Their team’s Plunge costumes make Halloween look like casual Friday. From Santa Claus and his elves, to Beauty and the Beast, to the Greatest Showman, they prepare their elaborate Polar Plunge costumes months in advance. Joanne even crafts many of the costume elements by hand. However, it’s bigger than just the costumes for their team, which boasts Scott and many of his Special Olympics teammates. For them, the funds donated go right back to supporting their fellow athletes.
Meet the Ice-Aholics. Their goal this year is to raise $99,999. However, they weren't always this ambitious. When they first took the plunge, 8 years ago, their team of 5 raised about $800. Over the next 8 years, their team would grow to now over 100 plungers, all friends and family. While they have no doubts they will take home the prize for top fundraisers in 2020, team captain Dreux Elliot says, "If someone beats us, that's great because we're going to give it 100% and that means they will have worked really hard."
We're 10 Days away from kicking off Polar Plunge season at the 2020 Mosaic District Plunge! For you Northern Virginia plungers, there is still time to sign-up and join the colony! www.polarplunge.com/mosaic-district/
Meet Anne Robertson, our oldest plunger. At 85 years young, she's living proof that you’re only as old as you feel. This year alone, she’s been skydiving, rode an elephant, and is now preparing for her 5th Polar Plunge. Her reasoning Is simple, “It seems like a fun thing to do!” So why again aren’t you plunging?
The Virginia Beach Polar Plunge® Festival is only 5 Weeks away! Does it feel like plunge season yet?
Every year, thousands of people jump into freezing cold water to support Special Olympics Virginia. By Plunging with us, they help bring opportunity and inclusion to over 25,000 Special Olympics athletes across the entire state of Virginia. Join the Colony today at www.PolarPlunge.com.
The countdown until Virginia Beach Polar Plunge® Festival continues. Are you registered yet?
The COUNTDOWN is on! 6 weeks until 2020 Mosaic District Plunge 8 weeks until Virginia Beach Polar Plunge® Festival 10 weeks until New River Polar Plunge 10 weeks until Prince William Polar Plunge
Registration for Dash and Splash is now OPEN! So, tie up those laces and join us on the VA Beach boardwalk for our annual 4 Mile and 1 Mile fun runs. Runners, walkers, and stroller pushers of all ages are welcome. ➡️: https://polarplunge.com/vabeach/onup-dash-splash-challenge/
Hey Plungers, it's #GivingTuesday! Today is a great day to ask friends and family for donation to your icy dip. Here is a great image you can use and share with them.
4 Locations to choose from. Where will you be plunging?
We're less than 3 months away from the Virginia Beach Polar Plunge® Festival. Have you joined the colony yet?
The Colony is Calling You! www.PolarPlunge.com
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Friday January 17th, 2020

Plunge Virginia

Meet Scott and Joanne Catron. Their team’s Plunge costumes make Halloween look like casual Friday.

From Santa Claus and his elves, to Beauty and the Beast, to the Greatest Showman, they prepare their elaborate Polar Plunge costumes months in advance. Joanne even crafts many of the costume elements by hand.

However, it’s bigger than just the costumes for their team, which boasts Scott and many of his Special Olympics teammates. For them, the funds donated go right back to supporting their fellow athletes.
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Meet Scott and Joanne Catron. Their team’s Plunge costumes make Halloween look like casual Friday. From Santa Claus and his elves, to Beauty and the Beast, to the Greatest Showman, they prepare their elaborate Polar Plunge costumes months in advance. Joanne even crafts many of the costume elements by hand. However, it’s bigger than just the costumes for their team, which boasts Scott and many of his Special Olympics teammates. For them, the funds donated go right back to supporting their fellow athletes.

Thursday January 16th, 2020

Plunge Virginia

Meet the Ice-Aholics. Their goal this year is to raise $99,999. However, they weren't always this ambitious. When they first took the plunge, 8 years ago, their team of 5 raised about $800. Over the next 8 years, their team would grow to now over 100 plungers, all friends and family.

While they have no doubts they will take home the prize for top fundraisers in 2020, team captain Dreux Elliot says, "If someone beats us, that's great because we're going to give it 100% and that means they will have worked really hard."
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Meet the Ice-Aholics. Their goal this year is to raise $99,999. However, they werent always this ambitious. When they first took the plunge, 8 years ago, their team of 5 raised about $800. Over the next 8 years, their team would grow to now over 100 plungers, all friends and family. While they have no doubts they will take home the prize for top fundraisers in 2020, team captain Dreux Elliot says, If someone beats us, thats great because were going to give it 100% and that means they will have worked really hard.

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You can support their goal at: impact.specialolympicsva.org/team/263194

Congrats from team Major Shrinkage it's all about the kids for sure see you plungers at the Beach woohoooooo!!!!!!

Way to go! The Highland Yetis salute you! Wooooooop!

Yessss!!!! We love to fundraising for Special Olympics of Va! #givingitourall #teamtheiceaholics

The Buckroe Beach Bums congratulate you!

Awesome job!

Love this photo!! Way to go Michelle Todd Durham Hughes (Shelly)..love you ❤️❤️❤️

Dreux Elliott

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Wednesday January 15th, 2020

Plunge Virginia

Do you think our media partner WSLS 10 / WSLS.com down in Roanoke are excited for the New River Polar Plunge?

We think so and we're so proud to have them apart of the Colony!
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We can't wait!

Wednesday January 15th, 2020

Plunge Virginia

We're 10 Days away from kicking off Polar Plunge season at the 2020 Mosaic District Plunge! For you Northern Virginia plungers, there is still time to sign-up and join the colony!

www.polarplunge.com/mosaic-district/
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Were 10 Days away from kicking off Polar Plunge season at the 2020 Mosaic District Plunge! For you Northern Virginia plungers, there is still time to sign-up and join the colony! www.polarplunge.com/mosaic-district/

Tuesday January 14th, 2020

Plunge Virginia

Meet Anne Robertson, our oldest plunger. At 85 years young, she's living proof that you’re only as old as you feel. This year alone, she’s been skydiving, rode an elephant, and is now preparing for her 5th Polar Plunge. Her reasoning Is simple, “It seems like a fun thing to do!”

So why again aren’t you plunging?
... See MoreSee Less

Meet Anne Robertson, our oldest plunger. At 85 years young, shes living proof that you’re only as old as you feel. This year alone, she’s been skydiving, rode an elephant, and is now preparing for her 5th Polar Plunge. Her reasoning Is simple, “It seems like a fun thing to do!” So why again aren’t you plunging?

Comment on Facebook

2020 is my 5th year doing this. I do it inspite of my severe arthritis. I have even walked down the beach with a cane!

Love this! She's such a boss!

I wanna be like her when I grow up. ( I will do OTHER things).

I want to have her confidence to pose in a swimsuit at 85!

I'm 71 and will do my 15th plunge in Feb. Anne, YOU are my HERO!!!!

85????? I’ve been lied to my whole life!!! She always said she was 29😂. Love you mom!!! Anne Capps Robertson

good for you!!

I wish her the best!!!

My craziest friend! Love you, but I'm not following your example......everytime I see you in this mode (polar plunging) I feel my heart stop for a beat or two. I'm with a commenter above; I will do other things. Probably won't get written up for it or receive accolades for it.....so be it. Love you. Anne Capps Robertson!

Amazing feat, but not for me. Love you, Anne.

This is my 8th year doing it and I will go all year long and it is lot of fun and you see old friends and make new one

This will be my 17th year doing this and I intend to keep on for as long as I can 🙂

Actually ,I was thinking about doing this today!

Love this!

This will be my 10th polarpludge

God bless you and keep going

Good for you

Can’t wait!!

If anyone wants to follow her progress, like her page😊 www.facebook.com/Grandmas-Special-Olympics-Fundraising-Page-102168414653100/

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Monday January 13th, 2020

Plunge Virginia

We can say with confidence that our plungers are some of the 'coolest' people out there. From athletes, to law enforcement, to thrill seekers, the plunge is for EVERYONE looking to make a difference in their community.

Over the next few weeks, we want to introduce you to the plungers that help make up the Colony.
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Check out @theskintwins on Instagram! They’re plunging this year!

Saturday January 4th, 2020

Plunge Virginia

The Virginia Beach Polar Plunge® Festival is only 5 Weeks away! Does it feel like plunge season yet? ... See MoreSee Less

The Virginia Beach Polar Plunge® Festival is only 5 Weeks away! Does it feel like plunge season yet?

Comment on Facebook

Hey Y'All it's that time of year again. Time for Me & Team Barnhill to start getting ready for our Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Area 12. They are in great need of everyone 's help in helping us to raise the much needed monies for them to keep on doing what they do. Please just click on this link & DONATE. THANKS Please share . Ok. impact.specialolympicsva.org/fundraiser/2459938

I have signed up for the Double Dare Double Plunge.

Tuesday December 31st, 2019

Plunge Virginia

Every year, thousands of people jump into freezing cold water to support Special Olympics Virginia. By Plunging with us, they help bring opportunity and inclusion to over 25,000 Special Olympics athletes across the entire state of Virginia.

Join the Colony today at www.PolarPlunge.com.
... See MoreSee Less

Every year, thousands of people jump into freezing cold water to support Special Olympics Virginia. By Plunging with us, they help bring opportunity and inclusion to over 25,000 Special Olympics athletes across the entire state of Virginia. Join the Colony today at www.PolarPlunge.com.

Comment on Facebook

Hey Melissa Ward... Beautiful smile... PRAYING that I will see you soon. Polar Plunge/Sunshine.

impact.specialolympicsva.org/fundraiser/2459938 Please just click on this link & GIVE & then share with others asking them to GIVE & Share.. Thank you. GOD BLESS!

Hey friends, I'm helping to raise money for Special Olympics by participating in their annual Polar Plunge on February 8th, 2020. Please consider sponsoring me and help to raise money and awareness for this great cause. Any amount is welcomed..THANKS!! impact.specialolympicsva.org/fundraiser/2531969

Thursday December 19th, 2019

Plunge Virginia

The countdown until Virginia Beach Polar Plunge® Festival continues. Are you registered yet? ... See MoreSee Less

The countdown until Virginia Beach Polar Plunge® Festival continues. Are you registered yet?

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Just registered!

I’ve registered

Hey friends, I'm helping to raise money for Special Olympics by participating in Virginia Beach annual Polar Plunge on February 8th, 2020. Please consider donating to my fundraiser to help to raise money and awareness for this great cause. Any amount is welcomed..THANKS!! Fundraising Page 👇👇👇👇👇 impact.specialolympicsva.org/fundraiser/2531969 Do it for the cause! #Donate #Give #Special #SpecialOlympics #fundraiser #VirginiaPlunge #PolarPlunge #PolarPlunge2020 #VirginiaPolarPlunge2020 #ColdWater #IceColdWater 💯

Hey Y'All it's that time of year again. Time for Me & Team Barnhill to start getting ready for our Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Area 12. They are in great need of everyone 's help in helping us to raise the much needed monies for them to keep on doing what they do. Please just click on this link & DONATE. THANKS Please share . Ok. impact.specialolympicsva.org/fundraiser/2459938

YES!

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