Polar Plunge event in Nags Head to benefit Special Olympics North Carolina

Published 2:57 pm Thursday, February 1, 2024

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The OBX Polar Plunge for Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) is set for Saturday, March 9 at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head.

The event is a unique fundraising opportunity for people of all ages, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics athletes by plunging into the ocean. Online registration is available now.

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. Not ready to take the plunge? Donate to an individual fundraiser or team in support of SONC.

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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.

The schedule for the day of the event will be: 10-11 a.m. – registration; 11 a.m. – opening ceremony; 11:15 a.m. – contests and awards; and 11:30 a.m.: Polar Plunge.

The OBX Polar Plunge is supported by the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics North Carolina.