The 2015 Eastern Plunge: A Freezin’ Success! The Polar Plunge went swimmingly – no pun intended- on Saturday at Neshaminy State Park! Over 500 people came out to support Special Olympics and all were Freezin’ for a Reason! Major event partners were out in full force like Dunkin’ Donuts, Aerotek and the Law Enforcement Torch Run supporters. It was perfect weather for the occasion and we couldn’t be more thrilled with its turnout.


This event raised over $110,000, a percentage of which comes right here to the Philadelphia program! SOPA Philly is looking forward to being more involved in 2016 and earning an even larger percentage for our athletes and program. Check out these incredible photos, from your warm location, that really captured the day! Thank you to Cathy Poston from Tristate Media Productions for taking and sharing these photographs!

PP_Logo_2015On Wednesday, January 21, Speedos, Policemen and Fox29 got together to participate in a Pre-Plunge at Neshaminy State Park Quincy and Chris O’Connell of Fox29 met up at Neshaminy State Park to pre-plunge in anticipation of the big East Plunge taking place this Saturday! Supporters of Special Olympics joined in this pre-event dip wearing anything from itsy bitsy speedos, to full on police uniforms!

Think you’ve got what it takes? Be sure to join us on Saturday, January 24 at Neshaminy State Park in Bensalem to PLUNGE FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS!! Registration available onsite! To find out more about the Eastern Polar Plunge, visit

Too chicken too plunge? That’s okay, we still love you! Come on out and support SOPA Philly anyway!

2015 Polar Plunge

For more information about the plunge, visit

Happy New Year!

It’s going to be an incredible 2015 for Special Olympics Pennsylvania – Philadelphia and what better way to start off a new year than by Freezin’ for a Reason at the 2015 Polar Plunge – THE OFFICIAL EVENT OF WINTER!

This 7-year tradition is taking place at Neshaminy State Park (3401 State Rd., Bensalem, PA 19020) on Saturday, January 24th from 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Individuals from all walks of life are committing to raise $50 or more to Plunge their hearts out for thousands of Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes!

So get a thrill from the chill and join us!