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Annual Virginia Polar Dip, Freezin’ for a Reason, Returns to Lake Anne, Feb 1, 2020…Chesapeake Chocolates Celebrates With a Free Wine Tasting!

Join the fun! The annual Virginia Polar Dip will be held at Lake Anne Plaza on Feb. 1 to benefit Camp Sunshine.  This remarkable camp provides respite, support, joy and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families through various stages of a child’s illness.

This exciting and fun mid-winter tradition will hopefully see record crowds of spectators and jumpers dressed in crazy costumes converge on Lake Anne Plaza, Reston for the 12th Freezin’ for a Reason Virginia Polar Dip.  Join the fun Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 12:30 PM with music by Danny DJ and family-friendly activities. At 2:00 PM the Polar Dip begins! Participants and spectators will celebrate after the final splash at Kalypso’s Sports Tavern with food and drink specials to commemorate this annual tradition on Lake Anne


Chesapeake Chocolates, Wine, Gifts, and More will be serving delicious hot chocolate and we also will host a free Virginia wine tasting from 1-4 p.m during the festivities featuring fine Virginia wines from Linden Vineyards! All proceeds from wine sales will be donated to Freezin’ for a Reason.

This year’s goal is to raise $100,000, which will allow 40 families from the Mid-Atlantic area (including VA/MD/DC/DE/PA/WV/NC) to come to Camp Sunshine.   Through pledges or self-sponsorship, each participant will raise/donate a minimum of $100 for the opportunity to plunge into the frigid waters, and will receive a commemorative “I DID IT” event shirt. Whether you jump, dip or just enjoy the music and fun, please come and support Camp Sunshine!

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