The fundraiser will feature participants taking the ‘plunge’ to support Special Olympics Nevada athletes and programs

WHO:  Special Olympics Nevada (SONV) and Cowabunga Bay; Gold Sponsor Greenberg Traurig LLP; Silver Sponsor Enterprise Bank and Trust; and LETR Sponsor Nevada Donor Network.  

WHAT:  2023 Las Vegas Plunge. SONV is inviting brave residents to hop, skip, run, jump, or dive into Cowbunga Bay’s wave pool to support SONV’s health and sports programs. For those who like to dress up for the occasion, the theme of this year’s event will be “Independence” – red, white and blue costumes are encouraged. SONV is currently the only state that is not operating as its own Special Olympics chapter but it set to change this by the end of 2023!

Plunge participants must raise a minimum of $125 and will receive the complete VIP Plunge experience. Guests who want to attend and not participate in the Plunge can register for $45. After the Plunge, all participants and guests are invited to stay for the day and enjoy the  attractions at Cowabunga Bay.

In addition to the Plunge, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the Duck Derby. Participants can purchase a duck and “race” to the finish line for prizes.

To sign up, please visit:

WHY:  The Polar Plunge® is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics Nevada athletes. Proceeds raised go to help provide year-round sports training and competition for over 3,000 athletes in the state. Additionally, your contribution and involvement helps athletes achieve their goals, live healthier lives, and have a sense of inclusion in the community.

WHEN:  9 a.m. on April 8, 2023


Cowabunga Bay Water Park 900 Galleria Drive Henderson, NV 89011

SHARE IT:  Post photos/videos with the hashtag #SONV and tag Special  Olympics Nevada on social media @SONevada.

About Special Olympics Nevada

SONV is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sports, education, leadership, and athlete health. The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization offers free year-round training and competition programs for 2,694 athletes who compete in more than 14 competitions in 7 sports annually. Within the Community Sports Program and the Schools Partnership Program, SONV is encouraging the growth of Unified Sports®, bringing together athletes with and without intellectual disabilities to play as teammates. In a typical year, SONV impacts more than 21,283 students by promoting inclusion on school campuses. SONV is also committed to improving the overall health and well-being of individuals with intellectual disabilities through Healthy Athletes events, offering screenings and services free of charge. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the organization was able to convert its programing to virtual platforms to keep people with intellectual disabilities healthy and safe. SONV relies on the support of 1,670 volunteers and funding from individuals, organizations, corporations, and foundations. More information may be found by visiting and following on Facebook, Twitter (@SONevada), and Instagram (@specialolympicsnv).