Where else can you brave the cool waters of the Atlantic with 3300+ fearless costume-clad friends – and support a good cause at the same time? At 2:30 p.m. Feb. 8, thousands will gather on the beach at 6th Street and, on our signal, bravely dash into the icy ocean waters.

Whether you just dip your ankles or take a minute to splash around, it's the coolest thing you'll do all year – not to mention you are creating more opportunities for our athletes to experience the life-changing benefits of participating in Special Olympics — all at no cost to themselves or their families.

Plungers must raise $100 to participate; those under 18 must have a parent or guardian signature.

Did we mention there would be cool prizes? For just $100 in pledges – the cost to Plunge – Plungers automatically get the official Polar Plunge® Winter Festival long sleeve T-shirt and bragging rights over everyone who just couldn't bear it! Plus, the more money you raise, the more cool stuff you can get – like essential Plunge gear or a one-night hotel voucher for the weekend of the event.

Plungers can create their own Plunge Web Page for friends, family and coworkers to visit and donate online. It’s quick and easy through firstgiving.