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What is the Polar Plunge?

The Polar Plunge, presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a dip into the frigid Illinois waters in the middle of the winter.

In 2016, the Polar Plunge will challenge thousands of brave jumpers at 21 locations across Illinois. It’s a great way for everyone – individuals, organizations and businesses – to get involved in supporting Special Olympics Illinois!

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Incentive Prizes

  • $250 - Portable Charger
  • $500 - Portable Speaker
  • $1,000 - Nike Pullover

Thanks to the help of our participants and fans the incentive prizes for this year’s plungehave been finalized. Everyone who raises the minimum of $100 will receive a navy blue hooded sweatshirt. The other incentive prizes are received at the $250, $500 and $1,000 level. Participants will receive the incentive prize for level they raise to and all prizes at any lower levels. The Prizes for this year are:

  • $250 – Portable Power Bank/Charger
  • $500 – Bluetooth Speaker
  • $1,000 – Nike Stock Woven 1/4 Zip

Souvenirs

You can now purchase your Polar Plunge souvenirs online. Get ready for the plunge and pick up some plunge swag from our online store at: http://www.shopsoill.org/.

How does it work?

The concept is simple: participants raise a minimum of $100 in donations in exchange for jumping into Illinois’ icy winter waters!  Besides bragging rights, all plungers will receive an official Polar Plunge hooded sweatshirt and entrance into a Post-Plunge party.  Additional incentive prizes are provided to those who raise $250, $500, or $1,000+ for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois!

You will also be eligible to win a seven-night trip for two adults to Riu Palace Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. more details

Who can participate?

Anyone can plunge – young and old, but only registered plungers will be allowed in the water.  Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver form. No one of any age is allowed to be carried into the water.

Who Benefits?

All proceeds collected by plungers benefit the 22,000 traditional athletes and 21,000 Young Athletes of Special Olympics Illinois!

Early Bird Registration Giveaways

This year Special Olympics Illinois will be holding 2 Early Registration Giveaways! Individuals who register online and reach the indicated fundraising level by the deadline will be entered to win a 2015 Samsung Tablet!

12/1/15 – Register and raised at least $100 online

1/18/16 – Register and raised at least $200 online

Resources


How to Register

Click here to download step-by-step registration instructions or view this how to video.  To register, select the Plunge location of your choice below.

Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm Lake Michigan - Clark Street Beach
Think You Have What it Takes to SUPER Plunge? Over a 24-hour period, brave men and women take 24 icy dips (once an hour, every hour) in Lake Michigan as part of the SUPER Plunge[...]
Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Lake Michigan - Clark Street Beach
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of[...]
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Twin Lakes
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Twin Lakes.[...]
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm Miller Park Lake
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters[...]
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm SIU Recreational Center
Take the Plunge or Dash for Donuts The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap[...]
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Carlyle Lake
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Carlyle Lake.[...]
Feb 27 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lake of the Woods
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Lake of[...]
Feb 27 @ 12:15 pm – 3:00 pm Moorman Lake
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Moorman Lake.[...]
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Lakefront Park - Fox Lake
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Fox Lake.[...]
Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Lake Storey
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Lake Storey.[...]
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm The Beach House, Lake Decatur
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Lake Decatur. Participants[...]
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lake Sara
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Lake Sara.[...]
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Rend Lake - South Sandusky Beach
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Rend Lake.[...]
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Rock Cut State Park - Olson Lake
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Olson Lake.[...]
Mar 5 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lake Springfield
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Lake Springfield.[...]
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Lake Bluff.[...]
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Manteno Sportsman's Club
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Manteno Lake.[...]
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Loon Lake - Silver Springs State Park
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Loon Lake.[...]
Mar 6 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Spring Lake
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Spring Lake.[...]
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Leisure Lakes
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Leisure Lakes.[...]
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Lincoln Lakes
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Lincoln Lakes.[...]
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wicks Lake at Jumers
Take the Plunge The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Wicks Lake.[...]

 

 

 


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