One of Delaware’s largest and most popular fundraising events, the Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Delaware, has announced that this year’s 30th plunge will be virtual only. They encourage attendees of the virtual event to plunge in their backyard pool, or an ice bath, or anything that proves they’re making the dive. Show your support in traditional costumes if you’d like or just help spread the word!
This annual event always attracts thousands of Bears and even more spectators to Rehoboth Beach on Super Bowl Sunday. But this year, the Bears will truly own their own plunge in terms of where, when and how they get wet for a great cause, even controlling the temperature of the water.
The organization said in its statement that they hope that the virtual plunge might even entice some of the usual towel-holders and spectators to join in the fun and become official Bears. For more information on the virtual Polar Bear Plunge, visit PlungeDE.org.