The fifth-annual Eastern Polar Bear Plunge was held on February 23, 2013 at Neshaminy State Park. Almost one thousand polar bear plungers braved the cold temperatures and steady rain to take a frosty dip in the Delaware River. Each participant raised a minimum of $50, (teams $500) and the event raised over $150,000 for the Special Olympics. Photos below.
In addition to the plunge, participants and spectators were entertained with lots of coffee, donuts and music by sponsors 94 WIP and Dunkin’ Donuts. The highlight of the pre-plunge festivities was the costume contest, won handily by Team Simpsons. Photos Below.
About Special Olympics Pennsylvania
Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) provides year-round training and competition in 22 Olympic-type sports to nearly 20,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities or closely related developmental disabilities. For more information about how to be a fan, visit http://www.specialolympicspa.org.