We get to host some great events working in the theme park industry, but Polar Plunge is one that we are all VERY excited about at Aquatica! Polar Plunge is an event put on by Special Olympics and the funds provide year-round sports training and competitions for Special Olympic Athletes. The actual event is pretty much what it says. You raise money for Special Olympics, then you and/or your team get to plunge into freezing cold water at our wavepool, Big Surf Shores on January 5th!
Our sister park Aquatica Orlando has been hosting a Polar Plunge in Florida for several years as we have watched with envy. We were very excited to reach out to Special Olympics Texas earlier this year to partner on this great event in San Antonio.
You can find all of the details of our first annual Polar Plunge on our Aquatica San Antonio Facebook page. There are several tiers of fundraising and all the tiers are rewarded with great incentives like SeaWorld/Aquatica tickets and Fun Cards. The event is meant to be fun for all. We highly encourage costumes and there will even be awards! Of course in a waterpark built by SeaWorld there will be some cold weather animal appearances!
We’ll have a live DJ, warm drinks, local celebrities, Special Olympic athletes, a VIP guest speaker and more, then you get to enjoy the rest of your day AND the next at SeaWorld! Here is a video of the Aquatica Orlando Polar Plunge from 2012! Of course this being Texas we want ours to be bigger and better so sign up and tell all of your friends and co-workers about this great event!