Preston & Steve®

The 2024 Philadelphia Polar Plunge took place on Saturday, February 10, 2024. Hundreds of supporters braved the cold pool to fundraise for Special Olympics Pennsylvania. Team WMMR joined the list of first timers! Here’s a note from team leader, Preston & Steve Show Producer, Nick McIlwain:

Special Olympics is an incredible organization. EVERYTHING they do is to make sure their athletes don’t have to pay for one single thing: no equipment, no coaching, no field time, nothing. Their mission is to provide year-round sports training and competition and a variety of sports for kids and adults with intellectual disabilities. With events like the Polar Plunge, they are able to give their athletes opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience so much joy and participate in the sharing of gifts and skills and friendship with their families. Special Olympic athletes are awesome and what they bring to the community is just incredible.

The Polar Plunge is a fundraising event to help support that year-round mission. I have done one or two Polar Plunges in the past, but never one at the Ballpark! So this was exciting and fun, and definitely a challenge. And even though the temperature on Saturday was in the 50’s, that water was COLD!

There were over 1700 participants taking the plunge, including our Team from WMMR, a team of Philadelphia Police, the Philly Ball Girls, volunteers from Wawa, and many more.

Overall donations are currently at $432,000 and counting! They are still accepting donations at, including to Team WMMR. We’re over $6000, which is not bad for our first year of participation!

Our dear friend, Steven Singer, stepped up with an extra incentive to plunge. He donated a Delphine Ready For Love Diamond Engagement Ring, valued at over $1,400 for a member of the team who is ready to take the plunge (aka get married) after taking The Plunge.

That lucky Team WMMR grand prize winner is Brooke Luciano!

Brooke has won an engagement ring valued at over $1,400 from Steven Singer Jewelers.

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