Fairfax Co. The Polar Bear Plunge helps raise funds for Special Olympics Virginia

More than 100 people braved Saturday’s cold and windy weather to join the Polar Bear Plunge in Fairfax County, Virginia to help raise money for Special Olympics Virginia.

More than 100 people braved Saturday’s cold and windy weather to join the Polar Bear Plunge in Fairfax County, Virginia to help raise money for Special Olympics Virginia.

Some participants were in suits, others in swimsuits. However, Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis was in his Polar Bear Dunk uniform in the Mosaic area and dove belly-up into the waist-deep water of the pool.



Roy Seidman, senior vice president of Special Olympics Virginia, said the Mosaic drop and four other drops across Virginia raised nearly $1.5 million.

“We had a little hiatus thanks to COVID for a couple of years, but we’re back and growing,” Zeidman said. “We hope this event continues to grow.”

He added that all funds raised at this event and other events around the state help run the Special Olympics program year-round “for 18,000 athletes across the commonwealth.”

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