1:00-4:00 pm

John Wright Building, 124 Front St.

(Avoid long lines on Plunge Day)

Registration Opens:

9:30am - 11:30am

Opening Ceremonies:


Costume Parade/Contest:


Chicken Dance:


Golden Plunger Awards:




2016 York County Polar Plunge

2016 Plunge

Hundreds of brave souls took a dip in the Susquehanna River in Wrightsville on Saturday, March to help raise money for Special Olympics Pennsylvania - York County.

Approximately 700 people plungers participated, raising more than $120,000. Participants who opted not to plunge instead performed a "Chicken Dance" as a “Too Chicken” to plunge plunger.

Special Olympics York County currently has 360 athletes participating in 17 sports programs. Its programs are supported by hundreds of volunteers, giving their time and talents and by the generous contributions from individuals, companies and organizations.

2016 Plunge 2

Check Out Media Coverage from the Event:

York Daily Record

Polar Plunge raises $120K for Special Olympics

York Dispatch

Yorkers take the Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics



Those who are too afraid to Plunge can still support Special Olympics PA by registering under "Too Chicken To Plunge"! For a $25 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.