Polar Plunge 5K & 1 Mile

Kure Beach, NC

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Welcome to the Special Olympics Polar Plunge fundraising/donation website.  (instructions are below)

Special Olympics New Hanover County provides year-round sports training, competition, social events, and the Camp Shriver summer camp for people ages 8 and older with intellectual disabilities. 

More than 600 athletes participate in Special Olympics New Hanover County. The program relies on private and corporate support as well as the efforts of over 300 volunteers. These services are provided at no cost to the athletes or their families.

Your donation helps bring those with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens.

On behalf of the athletes, their families, and program staff, thank you for helping transform a life through the joy of sports.

Runners & Polar Plungers:
If you have registered for the 1 Mile, 5K, or Plunge, a fundraising page has been set up for you.  If you did not receive an email with instructions to access your page, please contact us.

To Donate Today:
If you are not interested in the run or the plunge, or have already registered, and would like to make a donation, please click on the DONATE button to the right.

Become a Fundraiser:
If you would like to raise funds for the Special Olympics New Hanover County, click on the BECOME A FUNDRAISER button to the right.

Join a Fundraising Team:
To join a fundraising team, just search for the Team in the search box above.  Then click on Join Team.

To Donate through an Individual:
To donate through an individual who is fundraising, just search for the person's last name in the search box above.


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