2022 Polar Plunge: Participant Toolkit

Thank you so much for participating in the 2022 Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Please use the buttons below to find materials that will help guide you as you get ready to Plunge Our Way or Plunge Your Way in 2022.

We encourage you to personalize your messaging and share your WHY. Tell others what Special Olympics Illinois means to you by sharing your stories, pictures, and experiences.

Thank you again for you commitment to supporting Special Olympics Illinois. For questions regarding the social toolkit specifically, please contact Michelle Mayer at mmayer@soill.org. For additional questions about the 2022 Polar Plunge, please email polarplunge@soill.org.


If you are participating in the Super Plunge, please visit the Super Plunge Participant Toolkit here.

Videos

More videos to come. Check back soon!

Sample Social Posts

Post #1
Special Olympics Illinois provides year-round sports competition, health education, leadership and personal development opportunities to more than 23,100 athletes with intellectual disabilities statewide. That’s why I’ve pledged to #BeBoldGetCold this year, and I need your help! Make a donation to my fundraising site here: [INSERT PERSONAL FUNDRAISING LINK].

Post #2
I’m taking on ICY COLD waters to support the mission of Special Olympics Illinois – creating a world where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated together in the community. Help me achieve this goal by donating here: [INSERT PERSONAL FUNDRAISING LINK]. #BeBoldGetCold

Post #3
Brrrring on the cold! I’ve chosen to help build a world of #inclusion by taking the plunge. Help me support Special Olympics Illinois as it works to transform the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. [INSERT PERSONAL FUNDRAISING LINK] #BeBoldGetCold

Social Graphics

Below, please find social graphics sized as square images for posts on your newsfeed or timeline as well as images sized to create a story on your social channels. To save these images on your desktop, simply right click and select “save image as.” On mobile, press and hold until a prompt pops up and save the image on your camera roll.

SOILL Social Profiles

Please connect with Special Olympics Illinois through our social media channels. Don’t forget to tag us in your posts throughout plunge season so we can stay up-to-date with your activities leading up to the big event.

Please connect with the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run through our social media channels. Don’t forget to tag us in your posts so we can stay up-to-date with your activities leading up to the big event.

*Please be safe with your Plunge Your Way choices. Special Olympics Illinois is not responsible for any injuries that occur while participating in the Plunge Your Way option. Learn more here.*