Jump in and make waves in an ice-cold above ground pool located at The Shops at Willow Lawn. The event takes place Saturday, February 27th and fun for the entire family begins at 12pm! Take part in the first RVA Plunge costume contest hosted by CBS6 meteorologist Nikki Dee Ray. Enjoy musical sounds from DJ Saucee and fun with Easy 100.9’s Bill Bevins. Starting at 4pm, you can shake off the cold by joining the RVA Plunge After Party at American Tap Room hosted by 103.7 Play.
All proceeds from RVA Plunge help benefit Special Olympic athletes through Unified Sport programs- a school based initiative made to bring athletes with and without disabilities together on the playing fields. Unified Sports have widely improved disabled athletes’ abilities to do better in school, step out of their comfort zone and help make lasting friendships between students.
A Unified athlete’s mother from Rockingham County, Amy Propst, finds it hard to put into words what Unified Sports has done for her family. One night a week, Amy and her family are able to watch her daughter become a champion and challenge her disabilities. Amy says her daughter “is no longer looked at for her disabilities, but cheered on because of her abilities.” Everyday her daughter walks onto the court proud to represent her school in her uniform, and for that, she is forever grateful.
RVA Plunge is a fun and creative way to get involved and raise money for Special Olympics. The fundraising minimum is $100 per person. Groups and individuals are encouraged to participate. Grab your flippers- but don’t forget your swimsuit- and jump on in, the water feels great!