Plunge at Home

The Polar Plunge, like a lot of things, might look a little different this year. But that does not mean it can’t be one for the record books! We are so thankful to have such a dedicated group of supporters that will be there to support the more than 23,100 athletes in Illinois!  

How Does Plunge At Home Work?  

It’s simple, take the plunge wherever you like, #BeBoldGetCold, and do it by March 14.  

Join in the fun and add your own creative spin on how you take the Plunge! Maybe that’s plunging into your bathtub or into the snow. Maybe it is an icy water balloon fight. It is all up to you! Just like in the past, Plunge At Home participants can plunge as an individual or join a team.   

And of course, don’t forget to document it! We are asking all Plungers to share their unique spin on the Plunge At Home twist with us – so we can share it with the Special Olympics Illinois community. Post it on social with the hashtag #BeBoldGetCold and tag our social profiles. You can find materials and more information on how to get social about your participation here.  

Plus, send those photos and videos to us directly for a chance to be a part of our Polar Plunge Recap Special, airing on March 14. You can email your submissions to any time from now until March 1.  

Stay tuned for more information on that special, plus additional ideas on how you can #BeBoldGetCold at home! 

Plunge At Home Examples:

At Home Safety Policy:

*At Home Plungers are encouraged to be safe with their Plunge At Home choices. Special Olympic Illinois utilizes a professional dive team in the water and emergency responders to ensure the safety of our participants at traditional Polar Plunges. Do not attempt to jump into a lake, river or any other open body of water for the At Home Plunge. Participants should not do anything that could physically harm themselves or others. Special Olympics Illinois is not responsible for any injuries that occur while participating in the At Home Plunge.*