We raised over $845,000 to support Special Olympics Virginia Athletes.

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.

We did it together!
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Check out the coolest gear of the season
Find and Support a Plunger
Submit your Plunge videos and pictures.
Your Guide to the 2021 Plunge
We've crowned our winners! Was it you?
Polar Plunge News
Photos and videos from the around the colony
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The 2021 Cool School Penguin Plunge was a quacking success but don't take our word for it. Watch the video!
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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!