The Lewes Polar Bear Plunge, held annually on the first Sunday in February, has developed into a truly unique Delaware tradition, and is Special Olympics Delaware (SODE)'s most significant fundraiser.
WHAT IS IT? Over 3,000 individuals, who we fondly call "Bears," take the plunge into the icy Atlantic Ocean during the height of winter!
WHY DO IT? Special Olympics Delaware has been changing the lives of Delawareans since 1971. Through sports training and competition in 19 sports, more than 4,200 athletes with intellectual disabilities have proven that, given the chance, no disability is too great to overcome.