Polar Bear Plunge a splashy million dollar baby

REHOBOTH BEACH — Summertime warmth and sunshine lure millions to Sussex County’s beaches. In Rehoboth Beach in the dead of winter, there’s a special reason to be freezin’ for those who brave to be cold and bold. Sunday marked the 29th Lewes Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics Delaware, presented this year by Discover Bank […]

MCA students raise funds for annual Polar Bear Plunge

MILFORD — For a week this month, there were quite a few polar bear paws throughout the building of Milford Central Academy. The polar bear “paws” — comprising of a sugar cookie with chocolate chips (to make the paw print), topped with a white chocolate polar bear — were the creation of students looking to […]

Festive Polar Bear Plunge spawns record fundraising wave

REHOBOTH BEACH — The Ginsburg Girls from Lewes were hoping the 2019 Lewes Polar Bear Plunge would reign supreme for Special Olympics Delaware and court a cool million. “Guilty … for a million bucks!” ruled Joanne Kempton, captain of the six-member Ginsburg Girls, prior to Sunday’s 28th Lewes Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics Delaware. […]

‘Sand Bears’ return for Lewes Polar Bear Plunge

REHOBOTH BEACH — Look for the “Sand Bears” on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as they shape and sculpt lines in the sand just south of Rehoboth Avenue. Andy West, Darrell O’Connor, Marc Schaffer and Heather Williams plan to return to carve castles, bears and more from a giant pile of sand on […]

Polar power propels Plunge for Special Olympics

REHOBOTH BEACH — Cindy Atkinson says the annual Lewes Polar Bear Plunge is an event that leaves its brave — or crazy — participants with cold feet, but an unmistakable warm feeling in their hearts. Ms. Atkinson created the Smyrna Plunging Peers in 2015, when the behavioral support specialist in the Smyrna School District was […]

Polar Bear Plunge offers big boost to Special Olympics Delaware

  REHOBOTH BEACH — “It wasn’t even that cold!” shouted Skylar Reynolds, 9, still dripping from her ocean plunge on Sunday afternoon. Even though Skylar was shivering as she made her devil-may-care boast, the temperatures for the 26th annual Special Olympics Delaware Lewes Polar Bear Plunge on Rehoboth Beach were a bit warmer than in […]

SLIDESHOW: Polar Bear Plunge Weekend

‘Polar Bears’ brave frigid Atlantic for annual plunge

On Sunday afternoon, thousands of “polar bears” counted down from 10 and dashed together into the Atlantic Ocean.