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Team up for the Polar Plunge at the Oceanfront to support Special Olympics

Team up for the Polar Plunge at the Oceanfront to support Special Olympics
Posted at 12:47 PM, Jan 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-02 13:41:33-05

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – You joined News 3 to support the Virginia Beach Polar Plunge!

Events kicked off Friday, February 1 with the Cool School Challenge. Saturday, February 2 started with the SunTrust Dash & Splash Challenge , which were four mile and one mile runs. There was a costume contest and parade down the boardwalk as well along with the Plunge Marketplace featuring local artisans, frosty beverages, live music, free Wawa hot chocolate and coffee!

It all came together with an icy dip into the Atlantic Ocean with 3,000 of your closest friends.

The price to take the Plunge was $100 and the proceeds benefited the Special Olympics.

This year the event raised over $1.2 million which will help make a huge difference for the Special Olympics!