The OBX Polar Plunge for SONC is a unique fundraising opportunity for people of all ages, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics athletes by plunging into the ocean at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, North Carolina. Online registration is available now for the event set to take place on Saturday, March 9, 2024.
Individuals can register for $50 or groups of five can register as a Polar Plunge team. Groups of 20 or more students, faculty and staff can register as a Cool Schools Team. To receive the 2024 Polar Plunge T-shirt, all participants must fundraise a minimum of $50. Too chicken to plunge? Donate to an individual fundraiser or team in support of SONC.
Fundraising incentives will be mailed to participants, dependent on the amount of funds raised. All funds raised will help to provide year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities and health services to Special Olympics athletes in North Carolina.
Friends and fans also are encouraged to come out and watch the Polar Plunge festivities. Walk-up registrations on the day of the event are welcome:
- 10 – 11 a.m.: Registration
- 11 a.m.: Opening Ceremony
- 11:15 a.m.: Contests and Awards
- 11:30 a.m.: Polar Plunge
The OBX Polar Plunge is supported by the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics North Carolina.
About Special Olympics North Carolina
Since 1968, the organization has used the transformative power of sports to improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Nearly 40,000 athletes in North Carolina inspire thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide. SONC offers year-round training and competition in 20 Olympic-type sports on local and state levels as well as health and wellness initiatives to improve the health status and increase access to community health resources for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Youth become agents of change through Unified Champion Schools, an education and sports-based program created by Special Olympics to build an inclusive environment among youth with and without intellectual disabilities as well as empower them to become youth leaders and create change in their community. Engage with us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.