Show your winter weather bravery, and just have fun, for a good cause!
It’s time for the Special Olympics New Hanover County Polar Plunge! The Special Olympics Polar Plunge supports your community’s Special Olympics events – more than 500 Special Olympics athletes train year-round in 11 different sports and compete in local, regional and state-level events. Special Olympics New Hanover County partners with Wilmington Parks and Recreation for use of facilities and equipment. Our offices are located at 302 Willard Street in Downtown Wilmington.
The 8th Annual Polar Plunge will be held on Feb. 18, 2012 at The Boardwalk, Carolina Beach, NC. This is the second year for the Pooch Plunge. Bring your furry friend along for the dip! In addition to the Plunge at 3pm, we will have live entertainment, costume contest, auction, food, drawings for prizes and more starting at 11am.
For more information and to register on-line for the plunge, follow this link: http://www.plungenhc.com/, or call: 910-341-5876.
Facts About Special Olympics, New Hanover County:
In New Hanover County there are currently over 600 Special Olympic Athletes
100 % of all Polar Plunge and other donations directly support the New Hanover County Special Olympics program
New Hanover County provides training and competition in the following sports: Athletics, Basketball, Softball, Bowling, Bocce, Golf, Power Lifting, Roller Skating, Soccer, Swimming and Tennis
New Hanover County provides quality training and competition on a local, regional, state and national level
Special Olympics New Hanover County also offers opportunities for athletes, families, friends and the community to unite through socials, summer camps and quarterly dances
New Hanover County Special Olympics Highlights
The New Hanover County Special Olympic Softball team attended the National Games in Ames, Iowa in July 2006 and win a Silver Medal
Jonathan Batts, our local New Hanover County Special Olympic Coordinator was awarded the 2005 Special Olympic North Carolina Coordinator of The Year
The Summer of 2007 saw the start of Camp Shriver New Hanover County with over 100 campers in three one week camps
Kent Blue attends the World Games in China as a Bocce athlete
Mark Gradeless wins Gold at National Golf Invitational in Port St. Lucie, Florida
We conducted our 7th Polar Plunge in Carolina Beach on Feb. 19, 2011 to support Special Olympics New Hanover County
Camp Shriver 2011 will have its fifth summer of fun and games with over 130 campers attending starting June 27, 2011