The 9th Annual Polar Plunge and the first 5K Run-N-Plunge were held on February 23, 2013 at the boardwalk in Carolina Beach. For the Run, we had a total of 122 runners to line-up and take the starters gun. Oh, did I mention that it was a torrential downpour and about 50 degrees? After the run and some great music from several bands, a great raffle and a hilarious costume contest with the following winners, Lindley Habilitation taking large group, Mason and the Finettes getting small group honors (way to go Kevin and Amber), and Katherine W getting individual costume honors.
To finish the day, we had 296 brave and wonderfully people and some pooches too that took the Plunge in a brisk 52 degrees and with a water temp of 50 degrees.
Special Olympics New Hanover County wishes to thank all of the volunteer, sponsors, runners and those brave plungers for making this a very successful event. A special thank you goes out to the Plunge Committee, our great leader Tiffany L., and a great big thank you to our emcee Tom B., Artistic Director for the Thalian Association. Please visit and support all of the sponsors who supported our Plunge who provide us with additional help through out the year..