The Prince William County Police Department’s (PWCPD) annual Polar Plunge is returning on February 19.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Special Olympics Virginia, an organization supported by law enforcement officers throughout the United States.
After a virtual plunge last year, Polar Plunge is ready for Prince William County’s bravest to take a dip into the Potomac River.
Each year, over 45 counties across The United States participate in The Polar Plunge to raise money for the Special Olympics Virginia. The Prince William County event will be at Leesylvania State Park, 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive in Woodbridge, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Registration and donations are available on the Polar Plunge website.
Communities from all around Prince William County are welcome to participate. It is $100 to participate in the dive. The PWCPD hopes to raise $100,000 to benefit the Special Olympics.
You can dive as an individual, or as a team of family and friends.
Even if you are not getting in the water, you can still come and show your support and cheer on the plungers.
There will be live music and food trucks, as well as activities during the event. There are games and silent auctions at 1:15 pm, giving everyone a chance to enjoy the fun.
Admission for spectators is a $10 cash donation to Leesylvania State Park but free for cars with a plunger. Participants will be able to set up picnics and barbecues near the plunge site. Make sure to get there early, due to limited heated seating tents.
This article is written by contributing writer Nicholas Nohe.