Saturday, January 28, 2017
Neshaminy State Park
3401 State Road
Bensalem, PA 19020
9:30am - 11:45am
The ninth annual Eastern Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) was held on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem, PA. More than 500 plungers participated in the event which raised over $100,000.
This year’s celebrity plungers included WMMR’s Steve Morrison, from the Preston and Steve show, and Matt Cord from 95.7 BEN-FM’s new Morning Show. The fun filled day also included tailgating, music courtesy of WMMR’s Army promo team, a costume contest, photo booth, cornhole games, a bonfire, and the first ever unified volleyball experience. The unified volleyball experience created an opportunity for plungers and spectators without intellectual disabilities to join in the sports experience by playing on a team with athletes with intellectual disabilities.
In addition, the Plunge offered complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and soft pretzels courtesy of Wawa.
Special thanks to Ryan Gladu and Julia Da Silva for the Plunge video!
The 2017 Polar Plunge event sponsors include Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics PA, Aerotek, GEICO, Wawa, 93.3 WMMR, 95.7 BEN-FM, Harmelin Media, Huntington Bank, Parx Casino, Horizon Services, Philadelphia Media Network, New Pace Productions, and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Video from the Eastern Polar Plunge at Neshaminy State Park on January 28, 2017 - courtesy of 95.7 BEN-FM / 93.3 WMMR.
Are you “Too Chicken to Plunge”? Don’t let that hold you back from supporting the Eastern Polar Plunge! For a $50 minimum donation, individuals can support their friends, family members and co-workers who are plunging and get their very own "Too Chicken To Plunge" long sleeved t-shirt. Individuals can join a team, start their own team, or be "Too Chicken" alone. “Too Chickens” who raise $250 or more will qualify for additional Plunge Incentives.