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SOPA “Burrr-tual” Polar Pop

February 27, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) is excited to announce a new at-home fundraising challenge this year – the “Burrr-tual” (Virtual) Polar Pop. This fun spin on a traditional polar plunge invites individuals to sign-up, pop a balloon of icy cold water over their heads, share their pop experience via social media, and challenge their friends and family to participate, all to raise funds for Special Olympics PA athletes. This year’s statewide virtual effort takes the place of the local polar plunge normally held at Scott Park in Easton, but virtual plungers can still support Special Olympics PA athletes in the Greater Lehigh Valley Pocono Region, which serves Berks, Bethlehem City, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton and Schuylkill counties.

Participants can register as an individual or, better yet, join a group of friends to form a team.  All “burrr-tual plungers” are asked to make a pledge and raise a minimum of $50 to receive an official 2021 long sleeved Polar Pop t-shirt. Participants can earn additional cool incentives as they raise more funds to support Special Olympics PA athletes. If a participant wants to support the athletes without popping a balloon of icy cold water over their head, they can register as a “Hibernating Bear” and make a one-time donation of $50. They will receive a special “Hibernating Bear” shirt as a thank you gift all while staying warm and dry.

All “burrr-tual plungers” will receive the opportunity to get creative with their challenge and submit their videos to win prizes for the most creative Pop location or costume. On Saturday, February 27th at 7 p.m., all participants are invited to come together virtually for a Polar Pop Celebration that will highlight various challenge videos, feature special guests, dancing and more.

Every “Polar Pop” donation will support year-round sports training and competition for Special Olympics PA athletes and will help athletes achieve their goals, live healthier lives, and have a sense of inclusion within their community. Join everybody who’s “freezin’ for a reason.”

Click here to register or donate!


February 27, 2021
2:00 pm