Aquatica is hosting the 4th annual Special Olympics Florida Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Individuals and teams, alongside Special Olympics athletes, families, sponsors and community members, will be able to take a plunge into the cold Aquatica wave pool to raise money for Special Olympics Florida.
Hundreds of “Plungers” are expected to participate, and there’s still plenty of time to join in this unique event. In addition to jumping into cold water for a good cause, a highlight of the annual event is an array of costumes Plungers are encouraged to wear in the name of fun.
You can take the Plunge individually or with a team, and everyone who raises a minimum of $100 may Plunge. For $100, Plungers will receive admission to Aquatica, an All-Day Food Pass, official Polar Plunge T-shirt and two spectator passes. There are numerous incentives for individuals to raise additional funds, including tickets to Aquatica, SeaWorld and Discovery Cove. In addition, plungers can stay and enjoy Aquatica all day after the event.
Plungers can create their own Web Page for friends, family and co-workers to visit and donate online. It’s quick and easy through FirstGiving.com. For full details and to register, visit www.specialolympicsflorida.org/polarplunge
All proceeds support SeaWorld’s long-time partner, Special Olympics Florida, which provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities at no cost to the athlete or their caregiver as a means to achieve physical fitness, self-esteem and life skills necessary to be a productive, respected and contributing members of their communities.