Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge Color Selected

2017_SOILL_Plunge_Logo-Horizontal_ScubaBlueThanks to all who voted to pick our official 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge color! The winning color is Scuba Blue and will be featured on the 2017 Polar Plunge sweatshirts provided to each Polar Plunger.

See the voting results below and check back here in September to help us pick the incentive items for the 2017 Polar Plunge.

This poll has been closed.

What color sweathshirt would you like for the 2017 Polar Plunge? *images may not reflect final product

    2017 Plunge Season

    The 2017 Polar Plunge season will run from Friday, February 17 through Sunday, March 19.  Registration will open in Fall 2016.

    How to Participate in the Polar Plunge

    Each year, the Polar Plunge challenges thousands of warm-hearted individuals at numerous locations 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 programming and events for more than 22,000 traditional athletes and 20,000 Young Athletes participating in Illinois!

    Think you have what it takes? The concept is simple: participants raise a minimum of $100 in donations from friends, family and co-workers in exchange for taking an icy dip into an Illinois lake.  Anyone can plunge – young and old, but only registered plungers will be allowed in the water.

    Under 18, no problem! Individuals under the age of 18 are able to participate but must have a parent or guardian sign a waiver form.  No one of any age is allowed to be carried into the water.

    Attire: Anything goes, except a wetsuit.  Shoes recommended; costumes are encouraged.  Remember to bring a towel to dry off!

    Each plunger receives a Polar Plunge sweatshirt and entrance into a Post-Plunge party, plus the chance to win additional prizes for raising more money.

    Who Benefits?

    All proceeds collected by plungers benefit the more than 22,000 traditional athletes and 20,000 Young Athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.

    2016 Plunge Season Recap


    You made the 2016 Polar Plunge Season a HUGE SUCCESS!  Together, more than 6,480 warm hearted individuals showed the world what they were willing to #PlungeFor and raised nearly $1.9 million for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois!

    Plunge Results Dash Results View Photos


    Check back later this Fall for a chance to vote on our 2017 Incentive Prizes!

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