The Special Olympics Delaware Lewes Polar Bear Plunge will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 4 in Rehoboth Beach, with plunge-related events beginning Feb. 3.

Wawa is the presenting sponsor for the 12th consecutive year and in addition to their financial support, their Community Care Coffee vehicle will offer free hot coffee and hot chocolate. Leading up to and for a few weeks afterward, Wawa “change coins” in stores benefit Special Olympics Delaware.

At the Plunge, money will be raised for Special Olympics Delaware’s year-round program of sports training, athletic competition and related programs for more than 4,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Activities set for Feb. 3 include a sand-sculpting demonstration from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on beach south of Rehoboth Avenue; a fire and ice event featuring ice cream and wing samples at the Rehoboth Beach Fire Department from noon to 3 p.m.; a 5K Run at 1 p.m.; and a restaurant chili tasting contest from 2:30 to 5 p.m. In addition, restaurants and retailers throughout the Rehoboth Beach area provide registered “Bears” with special discounts and activities throughout the weekend.

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