Important News About the 2021 Polar Plunges in South Carolina

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics South Carolina realizes that the 2021 Polar Plunges will have to be carefully planned and performed a bit differently than in past years. Depending upon the climate of the COVID-19 pandemic situation in our state during the months of January and February – we may at any time determine that plunge events be held virtually.

There are several plan options that may be considered for the upcoming “plunge season”.

Plan A:
All registered plungers attend at a specific time, receive their incentive gift, and plunge with only the event staff present and without additional spectators, costume competitions, or awards ceremonies. Award plaques may be delivered by mail if necessary. Others who drive the plungers to events will be asked to remain in their vehicles.

Plan B:
Each plunger will be assigned a specific time to take their plunge, and time slots will be limited to approximately 20 or less plungers at a time. Again, spectators or drivers will be asked to kindly stay inside their vehicles.

Plan C:
This option allows for one representative from each group, law enforcement agency, school, business, or family to take the plunge – with assigned time slots and only event staff present.

Plan D:
If necessary, each plunge will be a virtual event and recorded videos can be submitted for posting to social media pages or streamed live online.

Whichever route we have to take, the top concerns are keeping everyone safe while still having fun and raising funds for our Special Olympics Athletes across South Carolina. We thank everyone in advance for your patience and understanding while we work on this together.

COVID-19 NOTICE
Due to the Coronavirus, upcoming plunge dates, schedule of events, and times may vary and are subject to change. Plunge times may be staggered to prevent over-crowding with possible virtual plunges happening at some events. We ask that everyone practices social distancing and wears a face mask while participating at all plunge events.
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