Saturday, December 6, 2014
100 Art Rooney Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
This event will take place rain, snow or shine!
Online Registration for the 2014 Pittsburgh Polar Plunge is now CLOSED. We welcome day of registrations on Friday, December 5th, from 11am - 2pm, during early packet pick-up at Heinz Field or during day of registration on Saturday, December 6th from 9am - 11:30am.
We are unable to add additional team members to already established teams. Individuals wishing to Plunge will be added to a day of plunge wave.
Plungers may bring donations to early packet pick-up and or day of registrations. All donations turned in by Monday, December 7th, 12pm, will count towards personal incentive levels.
ALL Battle of the Badge donations, Top Team and Individual donations must be entered online by noon on Friday to count towards the fundraising awards.
The Pittsburgh Polar Bear Plunge Weekend on Friday, December 5th and Saturday, December 6th, 2014, is Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s largest fundraiser, grossing over 1 million dollars during the first four years.
Individuals and teams, alongside Special Olympics athletes, take the plunge into the chilly Ohio River, on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, outside Heinz Field. The water may be chilly but the smiles of our athletes will warm your heart.
The Pittsburgh Plunge also hosts a fun and interactive Plunge Town, full of free food and activities for all ages, warm holding and changing tents, and large LED screens which allow attendees to view the plunge from Plunge Town, the waters edge and spectator viewing area. New this year, you can also watch the plunge from your phone or home computer as we stream footage live for family and friends unable to make it in person. More details to come!
WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THE PLUNGE?
Why not? Outside of the fact that the energy and excitement from over 1,800 fellow plunges is addictive, you will truly be “freezin for a reason” in support of Special Olympics. The donations raised at the Pittsburgh Plunge, and all of our 7 state plunges, allow us to continue to support the mission of SOPA – More than 20,000 strong in Pennsylvania – our athletes thank you for taking or being “too chicken” to take the plunge.
NEED TO KNOW:
Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
9:00am: Registration and Plunge Town Open
11:00am: Chili Cook-Off Judging
11:30am: Top Team and Fundraising Awards, located in Plunge Town
11:45am: ALL Plungers should head to the Plunger warming tents.
Noon: PLUNGE TIME!
Location: Heinz Field, 100 Art Rooney Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Parking: Gold Lot 1
Rain/Snow Date: This event will take place rain, snow or shine! In the event of inclement weather, which would cause the Pittsburgh Plunge to be canceled, we would post a notice PittsburghPlunge.org.
Fee: $50 per plunger
Free to spectators
Check our the 2014 Polar Plunge PSA!
Check out our 2013 Polar Plunge Slideshow!
Check Out Our 2013 Polar Plunge Video!
Purchase your Terrible Towel beach towel today for only $25. This one of a kind, limited edition beach towel features the Pittsburgh Polar Plunge and Law Enforcement Torch Run for Pennsylvania event logos. Towels may be picked up on Saturday, December 1st between 11am -3pm or Sunday, December 2nd between 9am – 1pm in the Pittsburgh Plunge registration tent located at Heinz Field.
Click here to learn more!