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Saturday, February 21, 2009 -- Morgantown, WV
SOWV Polar Plunge (iPO Event Id#: 11599)


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NEW LOCATION! Take University Avenue through Star City, WV to the Monongahela River to find us. The park is right next to 84 Lumber, 371 Frontier Ave. Morgantown, WV 26505

Pre-Register // Download the [Entry Form] (pdf file)

** Event starts at 2:00 pm, Event Day Registration at 12:30 pm **

Plunge photo by Julie Black
Wear a costume and win stuff!
This is the fifth year for the Polar Plunge in West Virginia! Be among the many to take a plunge for a purpose, as all proceeds go to support Special Olympics athletes in West Virginia. Get in the Costume Contest (Individual and Team).

Why do it? You will be plunging for a purpose, as all proceeds will go to Special Olympics West Virginia (SOWV) which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition to thousands of West Virginia children and adults with developmental disabilities.

To Participate // Raise this amount:

  • $50 = Participation in the plunge and t-shirt
  • $200 = Sweatshirt along with plunge and t-shirt
  • $350 = Fleece Jacket along with sweatshirt, t-shirt and a chilling plunge
  • $500 = A gift certificate for dinner at a local restaurant along with a fleece jacket, sweatshirt, plunge and t-shirt.

* Awards // Everyone who takes part in the Polar Plunge will earn incentives based on the amount of the contribution.

* To qualify for awards and prizes all contributions must be turned in by 1:30 pm on the day of the Plunge! Awards go to, Individual (most money raised), Team of 4 (most money raised), Costume Contest (Individual and Team)

River Plunge Info. // The actual plunge is where all the plungers race into and then frolic in the Monongahela River within a safety perimeter established by the EMS dive team. Plungers set their own personal goals of how deep to go and how long they want to stay in; within the limits established by the EMS divers. Some plungers only get their ankles wet, others stay in and frolic until the dive members make them leave the water. Going completely underwater is discouraged since it makes it harder for the divers to determine individuals in distress. The deepest part of the water at the plunge site is about 4 feet.

Shuttles & Parking // There will be a shuttle bus running between the WVU Natatorium and the Star City Park compliments of the WVU Motor Pool. The shuttle will begin running around 12:30 pm.

Post-Plunge Fun // Incentives will be given at the Plunge site. Stay after the plunge and enjoy great food, fun and beverages while you wait for the totals to be calculated. The awards and prizes will be given out at Star City Park as soon as the totals are calculated.

Event Coverage // Photos and recap will be available here on

Start Date: 2009-02-21     Start Time: 2:00pm
Event Name: SOWV Polar Plunge
Location(s): Morgantown, WV 26505
Star City Park, 371 Frontier Ave. Morgantown, WV 26505
Event Type(s): Other
Event Distance(s):
Contact(s): Janet Scarcelli
   Phone: 304-288-0627
John Corbett
   Phone: 304-349-9310
Comments: take a dip in the Mon. River for WV Special Olympics
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