30 Polar Plunge events raise $500,000 for Special Olympics

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – The Special Olympics of North Carolina says it has received groundbreaking support from Polar Plunge events this year.

These Polar Plunge events, which involve jumping or running into water in the winter, raised more than $500,000 from the start of January to the end of March.

Special Olympics says the funds will go to support year-round sports training, competition, and health services among other things for the nearly 45,000 Special Olympics athletes in the state.

Two highlighted events were the Triad Chill Polar Plunge in Greensboro which raised more than $88,000 and the OBX Polar Plunge in Nags Head which raised more than $54,000.

For more information on supporting the North Carolina Special Olympics, check the organization’s local events page.