The annual Polar Plunge is scheduled for this Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at Zuma Beach. Several hundred people from around Southern California brave the chilly winter water to raise money to support Special Olympics athletes.
[Check out video of last year’s plunge in the box below left, shot by Christine Carter of Malibu Community News and the Malibu Minute]
Those interested in participating in the plunge can still sign up by registering online or at the event. Sign-in starts at 8:30 Saturday morning. Check out this website for more information about registering.
The parking lot costs $4.75 during the winter. Free parking is available on the west shoulder of Pacific Coast Highway.
Each participant who raises a minimum of $50 gets a T-shirt, while those who raise more than $50 have the opportunity to earn prizes.
“Costumes are not mandatory but very much encouraged,” according to the registration website. After the plunge, participants are encouraged to enjoy a lunch at the Paradise Cove Beach Café. The restaurant will donate 20 percent of meal proceeds to Special Olympics Southern California.
See here for more information.