Polar Bear Plunge Raises Over $900,000 For Special Olympics

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The 28th annual Polar Bear Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Delaware included 3,544 “Bears” raising more than $906,000 on Sunday, Feb. 3 in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

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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