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The 2020 Lehigh Valley Polar Plunge was held today February 22nd at Scott Park on Larry Holmes Drive in Easton. The fundraising event was held in support of Pennsylvania Special Olympics. The event is one of several plunges taking place statewide to raise money and awareness about Special Olympics programs. These programs enrich the lives of nearly 20,000 athletes across Pennsylvania. As of this evening the event has raised over ninety-two thousand dollars. You can still make donations by visiting the Lehigh Valley Polar Plunge site https://www.classy.org/event/2020-lehigh-valley-polar-plunge/e256246
The morning started off with entertainment, free Wawa coffee & snacks, a costume contests, and hundreds of people just hanging out excitedly waiting to take a dip in the frigid Delaware river. For those passing through who did not know about the event it was quite the site to see. Many of the Polar Plungers had creative and interesting costumes. One group even had its own bag pipe player. This is one of the most fun and well organized events held in the Lehigh Valley. If you are on the fence about wanting to participate in a polar plunge this is the place for you to be next year, supporting a great cause while surrounded by great people. Even mother nature was kind enough to bring up the air temperature into the forties in time for the plunge to begin. Check out all the fun by browsing the photos below…
The Special Olympics provides athletes with intellectual disabilities access to free medical screenings and opportunities to socialize, build long-lasting friendships, become leaders, gain self-confidence and so much more.
For more information about Pennsylvania Special Olympics and contacts, their website is: http://www.specialolympicspa.org/
Thank you to Michael Hujsa for capturing the following images from the 2020 Lehigh Valley Polar Plunge