Saturday, November 18, 2017
Presque Isle State Park – Beach #7
301 Peninsula Drive
Erie, PA 16505
9:00am - 11:30am
$50 minimum donation
Free to Spectators
Thank you to the more than 600 plungers that participated in the second annual Erie Polar Bear Plunge benefitting Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA that raised nearly $80,000! This year’s guest emcee and celebrity plunger was Mike Ruzzi from WICU-TV 12. Ruzzi was joined by co-emcee Joe Lang, weekday afternoon Disc Jockey for BOB FM 94.7.
Plunge spectators attended free of charge and had the opportunity to have some fun at Plunge Town while waiting for friends and family to take a dip in the cold waters of Lake Erie. They were able to pitch a tent, hang a team banner, play corn-hole games, dance with local mascots, and tailgate with friends while enjoying free coffee and hot chocolate provided by Sheetz, Inc., and hot dogs donated by Smith’s Hot Dogs. Additional plunge day entertainment included live music by Rock Erie Music Award winning singer Matt Boland, Ice Carving demonstrations by the Erie Ice Cavers, face painting by Taradoodles: Art with a Heart.
The 2016 Erie Polar Plunge major event sponsors include Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics PA, Superior Toyota, Millcreek Sportsmen’s Club, LECOM, Stirling Bridge, Aerotek, GEICO, Sheetz, Harmelin Media and New Pace Productions.
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