OBX Polar Plunge raises more than $54,000; Record-breaking support for Special Olympics North Carolina – OBX Today

OBX Polar Plunge raises more than $54,000; Record-breaking support for Special Olympics North Carolina - OBX Today
The OBX Polar Plunge is held annually at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. (Courtesy Special Olympics North Carolina)

More than 30 Polar Plunge® fundraising events were held throughout the state of North Carolina from January to March, raising more than $500,000 in record-breaking support of Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC). Thousands of people raised funds and plunged to benefit Special Olympics programming in their local communities and throughout the state.

A Polar Plunge is a unique fundraising opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support SONC by jumping or running into a cold body of water in the middle of winter. The funds raised will provide year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities and health services to nearly 45,000 Special Olympics North Carolina athletes.

SONC hosted three state-level Polar Plunge events to benefit statewide programming. Cool Schools Polar Plunge and Rally on Feb. 23 and Triad Chill Polar Plunge on Feb. 24 at Wet’n Wild Emerald Pointe in Greensboro, North Carolina, combined raised more than $88,000. The OBX Polar Plunge on March 9 in Nags Head, North Carolina, raised more than $54,000.

Local SONC programs hosted Polar Plunge events in their respective communities. Learn more about year-round involvement opportunities in SONC’s local programs.