This year's event won't be in person. Learn what it means for you and your team!

This year, The Polar Plunge®, which is Special Olympics Virginia’s premier annual fundraiser, is going to look a little different. After what can only be described as a crazy 2020, we feel that our colony deserves a break. This year we want you to take the plunge – in your own hands. And don’t worry, we won’t judge. 2021 is your year.

Your Guide to the 2021 Plunge
Submit Your Costume
Find and Support a Plunger
Polar Plunge News
3x costume contest champion is turning up the heat for this year's TJ Maxx Boogie Down the (virtual) Boardwalk Costume Contest.
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Cosby High School is the top fundraising team for the Penguin Plunge in their first year
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Daniel Morales is BACK! This time, he's delivering a very important message to fundraisers - raise more money!
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Key Dates
Virtual Costume Contest
Celebrate "Plunge" Week
Cool School Penguin Plunge
Live Plunge Celebration
Why Plunge?
We need you to take the Plunge because thousands of individuals with intellectual disabilities remain isolated and overlooked. The funds raised will provide year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities, and health services to 23,000 athletes.



Knights of Columbus

Law Enforcement Torch Run

Virginia Natural Gas


Virginia Tourism Corporation

Virginia Tourism
We know this year looks different and a Polar Plunge staff member is here to help!