Overwhelming Support For This Year’s Special Olympics Plan Plunge!

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A Power Line-Up of over 150 celebs to take the plunge!

3rd September 2020, Johannesburg, South Africa – it is only two days to go until the 2020 Special Olympics South Africa Polar Plunge kicks off. The organization has received an overwhelming response from celebrities and supporters that have committed to taking the plunge into a pool to which 5 tons of ice have been added

The 4th edition of the Polar Plunge will take place on the 5th September at the popular Altitude Beach in Fourways. This year’s target was 150 committed celebrities and business leaders taking the plunge and this target has now been surpassed.

Due to Level 2 restrictions the event will take place with no spectators but will be live-streamed on Special Olympics South Africa social media platforms.  Plungers will be staggered to adhere to the restrictions and a number of plungers that are not able to attend will be plunging remotely.

The focus for this year’s Plunge will be on raising funds for food parcels for Special Olympics athletes and their families that have been left destitute by the corona virus and lockdown in South Africa.

Now in the 4th year of the Polar Plunge, the support from well-known personalities and media has been phenomenal. Most have not only opened their pockets to help feed the less privileged families of our athletes, but over 150 of them have committed to plunging into an icy cold pool of water to drive awareness of this annual fundraiser” said Melanie Ramjee, Deputy Chairperson of Special Olympics South Africa. “It’s truly humbling when people who themselves have been financially affected by the global pandemic can get involved, That’s the ubuntu I signed up for”.

The Special Olympics food parcel contains 22kg of fruit and vegetables, 10kg of maize meal and 3 kg of beans and lentils. This can feed a family of four for up to 3 weeks. The cost of one food parcel is R250.

This year Special Olympics is asking each plunger to commit to at least R250 to feed one family. They are also asking supporters to come on board and support the food parcel drive. Supporters can donate at:

https://www.backabuddy.co.za/so-food-parcel-drive

This year’s list of celebrities, Special Olympics South Africa (SOSA) ambassadors and other well-known individuals taking the plunge include:

  • Riky Rick (South African Hiphop Artist)
  • Natasha Thahane (Acclaimed SA Actress)
  • Lasizwe (South African Reality TV Star)
  • Kim Jayde (Well-known media personality and SOSA Ambassador)
  • Kandice Kardashian (YFM Radio Personality)
  •  DJ Flax (YFM Radio Personality)
  • Anathi Seyisi (YFM Radio Personality)
  • Petula El Kindiy (YFM Radio Personality)
  • DJ Supta (YFM Radio Personality)
  • Mark Fish (Football legend and SOSA Ambassador)
  • Jason Goliath (Comedian)
  • Rouge (Hip Hop Artist)
  • Heather Hook (Radio Personality)
  • Bujy Bikwa (Multimedia personality / Artist)
  • Berita (Award winning Musician)
  • PROVERB (TV presenter / Entrepreneur)
  • TT Mbha (Entrepreneur / Author)
  • Leanne Dlamini (Entrepreneur / Artist)
  • Khuli Chana (Hiphop Artist)
  • Katie Mohammed (Entrepreneur / Motivation Speaker)
  • Kay Sibiya (TV Personality)
  • Benny Afroe (African Recording Artist)
  • Christopher Jafta (TV Personality)
  • DBN Gogo (DJ Extraordinaire)
  • Melanie Ramjee AKA Hypress (SOSA Deputy-Chairperson and Ambassador)
  • Thami Kotlolo (Activist)
  • Harmony Katulondi (TV Personality / Model)
  • Lynn Forbes (SOSA Ambassador)
  • Gigi Lamayne (South African artist)
  • KLA (Recording Artist /  Model)
  • David Rees (Legendary SA actor)
  • Penny Lebyane (Activist / Media Personality)
  • Lamiez Holzworthy (TV Personality / DJ)
  • Sylvester Chauke (Award winning Publicist / Author)
  • Paul Kamanga (Welterweight professional boxer and SOSA Ambassador)
  • Abigail Visagie (TV Personality / Model)
  • Ashmund Martin (TV Personality)
  • Tshepiso Phoza (Author / Motivational speaker)
  • Nina Hastie (Comedian)
  • Bianca Le Grange (Performing artist)
  • Brenda Mtambo (South African artist)
  • Taylor Jaye (African artist)
  • Clint Brink (Actor and well-known TV personality)
  • Tamarsha (Artist)
  • Letshego Zulu (SOSA Ambassador)
  • Steffi Brink (Fitness Model / Reality TV Star)
  • Eric Macheru (Well-known TV personality)
  • Lex Leo (Performing artist)
  • Gareth Mclellan (EFC Champion / SOSA Ambassadors)
  • Ginnie McLellan (Speaker/ SOSA Ambassadors)
  • Wardah Hartley (Fitness Expert)
  • Thandeka Qwabe (TV Actress)
  • Nay Maps (Performing artist)
  • Nicole Bessick (Well-known TV personality)
  • Early B (Artist)
  • Farah Fortune (Speaker / Publicist)
  • Nicole Capper (Well-known TV personality)
  • Ricardo da Costa (Entrepreneur / DJ/ Supporter)
  • Nomuzi Mabena (Performing artist)
  • Vouks (Internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer)
  • Kamo Moth (Media personality)
  • Stacey Holland (Media Personality / Fitness Expert)
  • Kayise Ngquka (TV Personality)
  • Oneida Copper (Olympic swimmer)
  • Lungo Katete – Miss Earth South Africa
  • Dr Fatima Bhabha (Medical Doctor)
  • Paledi (Fashion Designer)
  • Quinn Brown (SOSA Ambassador)
  • Sbu Shongwe (Actor and SOSA Ambassador)
  • Pasi Koetle (Well-known TV personality)
  • Danine Naidoo (Media Personality)
  • Francois Louw (TV Personality )
  • Reason (Performing artist)
  • Samkelo Ndlovu (Well-known TV personality)
  • David Johnson (Actor)
  • Spoken Priestess (DJ)
  • Lionel Mampoe (SA Rugby Player)
  • Shelton Forbes (Presenter)
  • Jarred Doyle (Celebrity Publicist / TV Personality)
  • Cedric Fourie (TV Personality)
  • Kate Goliath Hoffman – Businesswomen / Boss of Goliath’s
  • AJ Mafokate (Artist / Producer)
  • 2Lee Stark (Artist)
  • Ninel Musson (Entrepreneur / Music Industry Key player)
  • Clarrisa Manacas (SOSA Support / Brand Influencer)
  • Gemaen Jordan Taylor (TV Personality / Brand Influencer / Stylist)
  • DJ Switch
  • DJ Speedsta
  • Kuli Roberts (TV personality)
  • Lerato Moloi (South African Model)
  • Courtnae Paul (B Girl / Choreographer / DJ)
  • 37MPH (Music Producer)
  • The Journalist DJ Andile Mathobela
  • DJ Sebastian
  • Mulisa Mudau (TV Personality)
  • OG Molefe (Sport TV Personality)
  • Paul Modjaji (Internationally acclaimed Dancer and Choreographer)
  • Sian Goliath (Brand Strategist)
  • Thandy Matlaila (Well-known TV personality)
  • Clarabanx (Award winning MUA)
  • Kelz Mabunda (PR Agency Director)
  • Lucille Slaffa(Award winning Businesswomen)
  • Bonnke Shipalala (Acclaimed Author and Businessman)
  • Nota – Entertainment Industry Key Player
  • Que Slays (Radio Personality)
  • Uncle Party (DJ)
  • Phil Mphela (TV Personality)
  • Dr Sindi van Zyl (Medical Doctor)
  • Wanda Baloyi (Recording Artist)
  • Lerato Sengadi (Award winning Publicist)
  • Mark Mac –Entrepreneur / Culture Influencer
  • Tarryn Louch (Media Personality)
  • Lumko Johnson (Media Personality)
  • Steero (Recording Artist)
  • Belinda Netshipise (Personal Trainer)
  • Cyprian (Media Personality)
  • Nyalleng Thibedi (Acclaimed actress)
  • Lindiwe Sithole (TV Presenter / Host)
  • Semone Skosan (Entrepreneur / Content Creator)
  • Courtnall Skosan (South African Rugby Player)
  • Jaji Abolore (Entrepreneur / Philanthropist)
  • Victoria Naidu (Influencer)
  • Kim Sineke (Celebrity Publicist)
  • Scooby (Producer / Artist)
  • Ms Cosmo (DJ)
  • Tabriaz Shamsi (Protea Cricket Player)
  • Lions Cricket Academy
  • Special Olympics South Africa CEO Ancilla Smith and the National Office Staff

Founded in the US, the Polar Plunge is an annual fundraiser presented by Special Olympics USA as a fun and unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics athletes by raising money to jump into frigid Icy waters.

The Plunge has been supported by a number of celebrities in the United States including Lady Gaga, Jimmy Fallon, Vince Vaughn, Dax Shepard, Alec Baldwin, Johnny Knoxville and the Mayor of New York amongst others.

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