Donations made to the Polar Plunge are considered charitable contributions and are non-refundable.
We reserve the right to delay, shorten or in rare circumstances, cancel an event due to inclement weather. Safety of participants, spectators and volunteers is always our first priority. Staff will consult the local weather and law enforcement to ensure conditions are safe for the event.
No refunds will be offered if the event is canceled or if you are unable to attend. If an event is cancelled, Special Olympics Illinois will offer an incentive pick-up option to participants or allow participants to transfer to a different event. We will make all possible attempts – by email, website and social media – to inform participants of any changes or updates.
Costumes are always encouraged, but please be respectful of others. Costumes must be appropriate and non-discriminatory. Those wearing costumes deemed inappropriate or offensive may be asked to change.