The Lewes Polar Bear Plunge, held annually on the first Sunday in February, has developed into a truly unique Delaware happening and has also become one of Special Olympics Delaware’s most significant fundraisers.
Wawa is the presenting sponsor for the 12th consecutive year and in addition to their financial support, their Community Care Coffee vehicle offers free hot coffee and hot chocolate at the Plunge. In addition, leading up to and for a few weeks afterward, Wawa “change coins” in stores benefit Special Olympics Delaware.
Saturday activities include a Sand sculpting demonstration (11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on beach south of Rehoboth Ave.); a Fire & Ice event featuring ice cream and wing samples at the Rehoboth Beach Fire Department (12 - 3 p.m.); a 5k Run to the Plunge (1 p.m.); and a Restaurant Chili Tasting contest (2:30 - 5 p.m.). In addition, restaurants and retailers throughout the Rehoboth Beach area provide registered “Bears” with special discounts and activities throughout the weekend.
More information on the Plunge and all weekend events can be found at www.plungeDE.org.