Plunge Day is coming….
Please be aware… If due to weather, or any other reason, the plunge needs to be re-scheduled, all participants will be contacted by 12:00 noon Friday via email.
You will also notice that if you entered pledges to your webpage, they will now show up in your totals. Know that they do not officially “count” until we receive them in hand. Keep raising those dollars!
Are you “Too Chicken To Plunge?” Jumping into a freezing river is not for everyone, so participants can choose to register for the event as a "Too Chicken To Plunge" participant. You will receive a special “Too Chicken” plunge shirt and still be a valued member of the Plunge family!
Registration will close at midnight on Wednesday, Jan. 15. If you are registered you will still be able to receive donations, however, new registrants will have to wait to sign up in person the day of the event at the registration tent. Anyone who registers on the day of the plunge will not be able to join a team.
All plungers must come to the registration tent between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Plunge Day to receive a wristband and your official Plunge T-shirt. You cannot plunge without a wristband.
Please bring all cash or check donations with you to the registration tent. Checks should be made payable to: Special Olympics PA or SOPA. All donations (cash, check and online) will count towards "Plunge Incentives." Incentive certificates will be emailed out after the event. Please keep an eye out for your certificate and check your "spam" box! Incentives will not be handed out the day of the Plunge.
Keep raising money! Lots more prizes to be won!
- Anyone raising an additional $100 between today and midnight Tuesday, Jan. 14 will be entered into a drawing to receive one of two $50 VISA Gift Cards.
- Raise over $750 by the end of the plunge and be entered into a grand prize drawing for a $250 VISA gift card.
- Top 2 fundraising individuals and teams not only win bragging rights, but a shiny Plunge Trophy to display on their mantle!
- And don’t forget to dress in your best “plunge wear” or “too chicken costume!” Lots of cool prizes awarded in several categories.
Costume Contest: Make the day even more fun by coming dressed in costume! Prizes will be awarded for the “most creative plunge-wear” in the following categories: adult, youth, athlete, and team. Show your Plunge spirit! “Too Chickens” come dressed in your best chicken costume! There will be some “special” perks in store for you at the event!
Parking: All parking will be on a first come, first serve basis. Please note that Larry Holmes Drive in front of Scott Park will be closed to allow for easy walking and access to the plunge area. There are numerous metered parking spots and lots available within a short walk of Scott Park. The Wolf Lot at 45 North Second Street, Easton, PA 18042 will be open for use. Please do not park in the lot across the street from the plunge site – you will likely be towed! We are encouraging plungers to car pool if possible.
Plunge Waves: For safety reasons, plungers will enter the water in waves of 50-75 people. Waves will be designated by the number on the wristband that you receive upon registration. All teams will have the same numbered wristband and will plunge together. The order of the plunge waves will be posted on event day.
Plunge Town: Please plan to arrive early and enjoy music, food, and fun between 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. at Scott Park. There will be a variety of local vendors giving away snacks and drinks. New this year, capture the day with cool pictures at the Photo Booth!
Tailgating: Let your presence be known and show your Plunge spirit by setting up a tent and hanging your company, school or team banner! This will give your team a meeting place and the opportunity to capture cool team photos. It is very busy at the event and will be hard to locate team members. Bring your own food and fun, but please remember… no alcohol and no open flames. Arrive early to set up your tent or special meeting area!
In addition to supporting the athletes of Special Olympics, we would like to give back to our community by holding a goods drive to benefit the Second Harvest food bank of the Lehigh Valley. Bring 5 or more items and you will receive last year’s Polar Plunge Shirt! (while supplies last). On Plunge day, be sure to look for the signs labeled “Food Drive Drop Off.” Thank you in advance for helping those less fortunate this winter.
Items needed most are:
- Peanut butter & Jelly
- Canned & Dry Pasta
- Canned vegetables
- Canned fruit
- Salt and sugar
- Laundry detergent
- Personal Care Items: soap, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.