The next meeting of the Chesapeake Council will be held at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. Are meeting are currently being held via Zoom. If you are interested in attending a meeting contact the Coordinator Sherry York - email@example.com - so she can send you the link to participate in the meetings. New parents and volunteers are invited to join our board and help our program grow.
We encourage parents, volunteers or community members to attend our meetings and lean more about our programs. It is your chance to share your suggestions with us and build a bigger and better Chesapeake community.
67 CHESAPEAKE ATHLETES Team members took the PLUNGE on Feb 4, 2023
Thank you to all of our athletes, parents, coaches and partners who came out to plunge through the 35 degree cold air and into the ocean. The Chesapeake Athletes Team raised over $34,000 and Team Johnathan raised over $13,000. We want to thank all of our generous donors and the sponsors of our colorful t-shirt this year: Armada Hoffler, Bubbas 33, Chesapeake Machine Works, Courthouse Cafe and MSP! We had a fabulous time being together and "Freezing for a Reason".
The Polar Plunge is Special Olympics Virginia's largest fundraiser, attracting more than 10,000 people to the oceanfront in February. The fundraising done at this event pays for most of the expenses of our program - which is free to all athletes. Our Chesapeake program costs $30,000 a year for uniforms, entry fees for local and statewide competitions, facility fees, travel expenses including van rental, gasoline, meals, and housing.
On February 5, 2022 our Chesapeake Athletes Team and Team Jonathan took the Polar Plunge!
It was a very cold and windy day but the sun was shining. Our athletes, parents and friends were "Freezing for a Reason" to raise money for Special Olympics Virginia and Area 2 Chesapeake. Our Chesapeake Athletes Team raised over over $17,500 and Team Jonathan raised $14,000. Thank you to everyone who came out and did the plunge and all of the donors who contributed to a great cause. This is our largest fundraisers each year and it helps us support all of our sports programs. We have Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Track & Field, Cheerleading, Softball, Tennis, Flag Football and Bowling. It's a wonderful program that builds physical fitness, strength, confidence, friendships and joy!
Here are some photos of past Polar Plunges!