News Release

Wilmington University "Polar Bears" to Plunge into the Atlantic

On Sunday, February 5, 2012, members of Wilmington University’s Delaware BETA Chapter of the Pi Gamma Mu honor society will benefit the Delaware Special Olympics by plunging into the Atlantic Ocean. The Lewes Polar Bear Plunge, held annually on the first Sunday in February, will take place in Rehoboth Beach, DE. 

So far, the 2012 Polar Bear Plunge has raised $207,843 – $1125 of which was raised by “The Pi Gamma Mu from WilmU,” which currently has ten “Polar Bears” participating in the plunge. 

Those wishing to join “The Pi Gamma Mu from WilmU” can register for the plunge at various times and locations throughout Rehoboth Beach from Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 5, which can be viewed at You may also support their team effort by making a donation at

The Lewes Polar Bears Club held its first benefit plunge in February 1992. More than $5 million has been raised to benefit the organization. The event grows yearly. 

Good luck to all participants in Sunday’s Plunge!

Published: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - New Castle, DE