Polar Bear Plunge makes big splash in Rehoboth Beach

More than 3,500 Bears raise over $900K for Special Olympics Delaware
February 5, 2019

The 28th annual Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Delaware included 3,544 plungers, aka Bears, raising more than $906,000 Feb. 3, in Rehoboth Beach. The air temperature was recorded at 43 degrees and the water 39 degrees during the 1 p.m. plunge.

The event, sponsored by Wawa, has now raised nearly $12 million in its 28-year history.

Special Olympics Delaware provides sports training and competition opportunities for more than 4,200 Delawareans of all ages who have intellectual disabilities.


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