Special Olympics Delaware: Spread the Word at the Plunge

SODE Project UNIFY students "Spread the Word to End the R-word" at the 2011 Polar Bear Plunge in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! Students from high schools raised awareness about the campaign to "Pledge Respect' for thousands of Polar Bears, family members and spectators who attended the Plunge. High Schools students from across the state came to the Boardwalk to educate the community about the campaign, signed up as Polar Bears, and plunged in the Atlantic Ocean with DE Governor Jack Markell.  

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  • I’m generally not easily offended and I believe in free speech, but with that said there are some rules that need to govern common human decency and how we speak about ch...


    Ilyce Randell

    Buffalo Grove , Illinois

  • I have always taught my children to NEVER use the R word. As it is extremely hurtful and hateful. Years later, my Dad married the most beautiful woman who has three child...



    Spring Hill, Florida

  • I pledge so that my son with Down Syndrome and my other son with Autism may grow up in world free of the R-word and filled with individuals who are accepting of ALL peopl...


    Matt Christenson

    Arden Hills, Minnesota

  • Each human is amazing and deserves respect for all types of differences.

    Avery Kozloski

    Monson , Massachusetts

  • I pledge to stand up for those who can't do so for themselves.

    Cheyenne March

    West Chester, Pennsylvania

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