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Cool Schools

Cool Schools

Be a Cool School at the beach OR in your schoolyard!

The Special Olympics Delaware Cool Schools Challenge is a unique team-building activity that combines fun, courage, school spirit, and community service – all for a great cause.

Steps to become a Cool School:

Form Your Team

Designate a Team Captain who will register online individually and create the team. All additional team members will register individually and join the team through the Classy platform.

Raise Your Funds

Brainstorm fun ways to collect donations to meet your team’s fundraising goal. To be an Official Bear and receive the Plunge hoodie, each team member must raise a minimum of $75.

Plan Your Plunge

Plunging virtually? Decide when, where, and how your team will be bold and get cold. Heading to Rehoboth Beach? Coordinate how everyone will get there and where you will meet.

2023 Cool School Rankings

Funds Raised

Number of Bears

2022 Cool Schools Challenge Results

Highest Funds Raised – Middletown Odessa Appo High Schools Team Chuck Orange ($13,780)

Highest Funds Raised Per Capita – Leach Lions

Highest Total Number of Plungers – Middletown Odessa Appo High Schools Team Chuck Orange (114)

**Winners each receive a traveling trophy engraved with their school name to put on display over the next year**

“I have had many students who have participated in Special Olympics, so it is a program I like to support. Our Christina School District REACH team has grown so much over the years, it is always nice to see new people coming out to support a great program.”

– Erica Lorden, Cool Schools Plunge Team Captain

For more information about Cool Schools, please contact Nate Threatts at or Jon Buzby at

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619 South College Ave.

Newark, Delaware 19716

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