About the Plunge

About the Plunge Each year, the Polar Plunge brings together thousands of warm-hearted individuals from across the state.  It’s a great way for everyone – individuals, organizations and businesses – to support Special Olympics Illinois.  All funds raised go to provide programing and events for more than 23,100 traditional athletes and 13,000 Young Athletes participating…

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Athletes Plunge for Athletes

The 50th Anniversary in 2018 was the pivot from the past to the future.  The athletes of Special Olympics were once led by others, and now those athletes lead us into the future. That fact has become more and more evident in the last two years, and the current 2020 Polar Plunge season is a…

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Northwestern University to Lend Support for Upcoming SUPER Plunge

After the gold medals have been won and the teams leave Chestnut Mountain, Special Olympics Illinois sets forth on a new challenge – one that dares you to be bold and get cold for athletes across the state. It’s the annual Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge! Last year, nearly 7,000 warm-hearted individuals raised…

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Polar Plunge

The 2020 Polar Plunge season will run from Saturday, February 15 through Sunday, March 22.  Registration is scheduled to open on Monday, November 11th.  All proceeds collected by plungers benefit the 23,000 traditional athletes and 17,000 Young Athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. REGISTER NOW!                      …

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