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The annual Special Olympics South Africa Polar Plunge is back!  Now, in its 6th year, over 150 celebs and well-known personalities have already committed to taking the plunge into icy water to help raise funds for the 2022 Special Olympics South Africa National Games taking place in Limpopo in October.

Last year Special Olympics South Africa, a sport for development NGO, received overwhelming support from celebrities, personalities, media and corporate South Africa raising over R120k. A further R 100k was pledged but those funds are still outstanding. Funds raised last year were in support of the Special Olympics South Africa’s National Teams participation in the 2022 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Russia but these games were understandably cancelled. These funds have been now been committed to also support this year’s National Summer Games

This year’s participants will once again the plunge into a pool suitably chilled to polar temperatures with over 5 tons of ice. Many of the brave plungers also contribute to the fundraising efforts with a nominal plunging fee.

The 2022 Special Olympics South Africa National Games will see the selection of the National Team that will be participating in the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Berlin, Germany.

Besides raising much needed funds the plungers also help to raise awareness around the Special Olympics movement and the incredible achievements of their athletes. The Special Olympics South Africa National Team that participated in the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games in the UAE returned with 62 medals of which 35 were Gold but received no national acknowledgement. Participants in the annual Polar Plunges aim to change that!

The sixth edition of the Polar Plunge, powered by media giant and on-going partner Y, will take place on Saturday 10th September at the popular Altitude Beach in Fourways. The Y team will broadcast live from the event, in addition to their 5 of their DJ’s taking the icy plunge.

This year’s list of celebrities, Special Olympics South Africa (SOSA) ambassadors and other well-known individuals confirmed so far to participate this year include:

  1. Mark Fish (Football legend and SOSA Ambassador)
  2. Kim Jayde (Well-known media personality and SOSA Ambassador)
  3. David Reese (Legendary TV Actor / SOSA Ambassador
  4. Letshego Zulu (SOSA Ambassador)
  5. Valentino Vergotine (SOSA Ambassador)
  6. Lynn Forbes (SOSA Ambassador)
  7. Melanie ‘ Hypress’ Ramjee (SOSA Deputy Chairperson / Ambassador)
  8. Sbu Shongwe (Actor and SOSA Ambassador)
  9. Paul Kamanga (World Champion Boxer / SOSA Ambassador)
  10. Lula Odiba (Team Y / SOSA Ambassador)
  11. Legendary Crisp (Team Y)
  12. Tshepi Mabulana (Team Y)
  13. DJ Xtremme (Team Y)
  14. Mncedisi Sindane (Team Y)
  15. Valentine Gaudin Mutheba (Team Trace)
  16. Lelo Motsoane (Team Trace)
  17. Sibu Shangase (Team Trace)
  18. Gigi Lamayne (Artist)
  19. Harrison Crump (Legendary US DJ)
  20. Thami Kotlolo (Activist)
  21. Nomuzi Mabeni (Award winning Artist)
  22. Bash (Award Winning Artist)
  23. Rouge (Artist)
  24. Lex Leo (Celebrity Dentist / Jeweller)
  25. Katya Rawhani (Film Director)
  26. Roxy Burger (Media Personality)
  27. Christopher Jafta (TV Personality)
  28. Lerai Rakoditsoe (TV Host)
  29. Moodchild Sanelly (Artist)
  30. Cochella Randy (YouTuber)
  31. Ricardo da Costa (Entrepreneur / DJ/ SOSA Partner)
  32. Lionel Mapoe (SA Rugby Player)
  33. Ninel Musson (Entrepreneur / Music Industry )
  34. Bujy Bikwa (Multimedia personality / Artist)
  35. Francois Louw (TV Personality)
  36. Gabriel Temudzani (TV Presenter / Actor)
  37. TT Mbha (Entrepreneur)
  38. Tshego (Artist)
  39. Farah Fortune (Speaker / PR Specialist)
  40. Clarrisa Manacas (SOSA Supporter)
  41. Major Steez (Artist)
  42. Kayise Ngqula (Media Personality)
  43. Taylor Jaye (African artist)
  44. Kamo Moth (Media personality)
  45. Vista Kalipa (Communication Specialist)
  46. Kamo Pule (YouTuber)
  47. Wardah Hartley (Fitness Expert)
  48. Sizwe Alakine (Artist)
  49. Phupho Gumede (Award winning Celebrity Stylist)
  50. Uncle Partytime (Artist)
  51. 2Lee Stark (Artist)
  52. Voukes James (Award winning Artist)
  53. 37MPH (Music Producer)
  54. Phantom Steez (Artist)
  55. KLA (Artist)
  56. Kagiso Mogola (Content Creator)
  57. Tobeka Lwana (Powerhouse Business Leader / TEX Speaker)
  58. Danine Naidoo (Media Personality)
  59. Leanne Dlamini (Artist / Entrepreneur)
  60. Mark Mac –Entrepreneur / Culture Influencer)
  61. C-Live (Acclaimed DJ)
  62. Yaya Mavundla (Multi Award winning Activist)
  63. Courtnae Paul (B Girl / Choreographer / DJ)
  64. Lalla Hirayama (Media Personality)
  65. David Arnold Johnson (South African Actor)
  66. Tswyza (Award winning Actor and Artist)
  67. Heather Hook (Content Creator)
  68. Jo Judnick-Wilson (Mrs South Africa 2022)
  69. Joani Johnson (CEO Mrs SA / Mrs SA 2009)
  70. Thenjiwe Mdluli (Mrs SA 2021)
  71. Tanita Van der Merwe (Mrs South Africa)
  72. Judie Kama (Artist)
  73. Kim Sineke (PR Extraordinaire)
  74. AMEN Designers Abiah Mahlase and Brad Muttitt
  75. Vourne Kgosinkwe (Content Creator)
  76. Adele and her son Desi Koolen (Content Creator)
  77. Simphiwe Majola (Acclaimed Publicist)
  78. DJ Switch (DJ)
  79. Moneoa (Artist)
  80. Melissa Roberts (Content Creator)
  81. KP Ndlovu (Entrepreneur)
  82. Lady X (Artist)
  83. Dino Bravo (Legendary DJ)
  84. Andile ‘Journalist DJ’ Mathobela (DJ)
  85. Aneesa Adams (Content Creator / DJ)
  86. Angie Pather (Reality TV Star)
  87. Ashmund Martin (Media Personality)
  88. Benny Chill (Artist)
  89. Steero Godson (Artist)
  90. Boitumelo Rametsi (Content Creator)
  91. Ntosh Gazi (Artist)
  92. Lebang Kgosana (Media Personality)
  93. BON (Artist)
  94. Bolele Polisa (TV Presenter)
  95. Brett Richards (Fitness Fanatic)
  96. Themba (Music Industry Player)
  97. Nicole Capper (Media Personality)
  98. Xae (DJ)
  99. Guy-Gal Conner (Content Creator)
  100. Kgosi Rankhumise (TV Presenter)
  101. Mulisa Mudau (Actress)
  102. Katie Mohammed (Entrepreneur)
  103. Patty Monroe (Artist)
  104. Que Silinga (Media Personality)
  105. Siya Ntshanga (Music Industry Player)
  106. Nicole Ogle (PR Extraordinaire)
  107. Thami Kwazi (Journalist)
  108. Fatima Bhabha (SOSA Supporter)
  109. Lolli Native (Artist)
  110. Tamarsha (Artist)
  111. Paledi Segapo (Fashion Designer)
  112. Mbali Ndlela (Content Creator)
  113. Ms Party (Artist / DJ)
  114. Sonri Naidoo (Journalist)
  115. Seru The Ellipsis (Artist)
  116. Munya Chanetsa (Music Industry Player)
  117. Waybelline Beukes (Comedian)
  118. Romley T Lishiba (Content Creator)
  119. Belinda Netshipise (Entrepreneur)
  120. Janice Wagner (Powerhouse Businesswoman)
  121. Ricardo Mendes (Artist)
  122. Michael Bender (Industry Leader / Batman)
  123. Vanessa Mokwena (Entrepreneur)
  124. Anita Nkonki (Journalist)
  125. Ancilla Smith (Special Olympics SA CEO)


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