Saturday, December 6, 2014
100 Art Rooney Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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. This year, we hope to increase that number to 1.8 million in just five 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
Registration: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Plunge Town: 9:30am – 1pm
Awards: For the Chili Cook-Off and Team and Individual Fundraising - 12:30pm
Opening Remarks: 12:45pm
Plunge Time: 1pm
Location: Heinz Field, 100 Art Rooney Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Parking: Gold Lot 1 (include a link to a map)
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
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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.
Those who are too afraid to Plunge can still support Special Olympics PA by registering under "Too Chicken To 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.