2020 Pittsburgh Polar Plunge Recap

It goes without saying that the 10th Anniversary of the Pittsburgh Polar Plunge was going to be special. But we had no idea just how special. Over the course of the weekend, we saw more than 2,000 people take the Plunge into the pools outside of Heinz Field and we absolutely crushed our fundraising goal, which now sits at nearly $580,000 — a fundraising record for a Special Olympics Pennsylvania event! We had a record number of students and administrators participate in our Cool Schools Plunge on Friday and during Saturday’s main event saw more than 1,500 people take the leap on Leap Day!

Here’s a collection of all the press we received and we’d like to take this opportunity to say one gigantic thank you to everyone who played a role in making this possible!

Pittsburgh Tribune: Students hit the pool to raise funds for Special Olympics Pennsylvania

KDKA CBS Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Polar Plunge Raises More Than $500,000 For Special Olympics

WTAE Action News: ‘Freezing for a reason’: Pittsburgh Polar Plunge raises awareness, funds for Special Olympics

WPXI 11 News: 10th annual Pittsburgh Polar Plunge sets fundraising record

Shaler Journal: Shaler Area students prepare to take Special Olympics Polar Plunge

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Special Olympics Pennsylvania

The mission of Special Olympics Pennsylvania is to provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

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