LETR Western MA Polar Plunge 2022
Sunday, March 13th, 2022
Registration/Check-in begins at 10:00AM | Plunge at 12:00PM
Kingsley Beach at Hampton Ponds State Park - 1048 N Rd, Westfield, MA 01085
Parking is available at the park.
Contact [email protected] with any questions.
The West Springfield Police together with the Law Enforcement Torch Run is bringing back its Polar Plunge for a second year! Set at Kingsley Beach at Hampton Ponds State Park, plungers can take turns running into the lake to support Special Olympics. After the plunge, join us for some food, music, and fundraising and costume awards! Grab your brrravest, inclusion-celebrating friends and family, create a plunge team, and start fundraising!
REGISTRATION/CHECK-IN: We are asking Plungers to check-in between 10:00AM - 11:45AM. Once you check in, you can take a team photo, grab a long sleeve t-shirt, get your face painted and get excited to take the Plunge! We will have a safety briefing around 11:45am before Plunge.
WEATHER: We're keeping a very close eye on Sunday's weather and we don't expect it to impact the Plunge event. We will be mostly outdoors, so please dress warmly (winter coat, boots, hat, gloves) whether you plan to plunge or are just there to cheer on the plungers. We will have a tent on-site for people to gather but to mitigate any potential Covid risk, the tent will not be walled or heated.
Costume Contest: Once you've registered or checked-in, take a team Photo in costume!
Plunge: We will have a safety briefing at 11:45am and then Plunge will commence!
Food and Awards: Awards will be announced after the Plunge! We'll be giving out awards for Top Fundraising Individual, Top Fundraising Team (by Category) and Best costume!! We also will have a Golden Plunger to award the Most Spirited Plunger!! There will be some donated food for plungers to enjoy after Plunge and Food Trucks will be also be onsite selling food.
The Polar Plunge is about more than just a good time. By fundraising $100 or more, you are empowering over 14,000 Special Olympics athletes in Massachusetts to train and compete in the sports they love, sponsoring lifelong friendships and competitive spirits, and celebrating inclusion for individuals with intellectual disabilities on and off the playing field.