It was a winter wonderland in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! Well, not really, but it did snow a little. Plunge Director, Marcus Rhodes was reported saying, “We’ve had plunges in sunshine, warm weather, 70 degrees. We’ve had one plunge with ice and sleet,” Rhodes said. “This was our first one with snow.”
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who joined the cause to plunge or donate towards the Special Olympics of South Carolina. It was our 17th annual Polar Plunge Myrtle Beach that was held on Saturday, January 29th, 2022.
Over $76,000 was raised via the Myrtle Beach event, and there were at least 500 brave plungers taking to the cold waves. The funds raised go towards the support of Special Olympics South Carolina athletes for their year-round sports training, equipment, travel, and competitive events.
Per Myrtle Beach Plunge Director, Marcus Rhodes, “Police officers, schools, community members, athletes, and their families came out here today to help raise awareness, raise funds, and to have some fun.”
The cold Atlantic water was breathtaking and rejuvenating, the smiles and the excited participants were heartwarming.
The Polar Plunge, with the help and support of The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics South Carolina, is a big yearly financial support drive for the 30,707 athletes across the state.
We look forward to seeing everyone next year! Join in the fun at a Polar Plunge event near you and make a splash! You can be “Freezin’ for a Reason” as an individual or as a team of friends, family, or co-workers.