Polar Plunge


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Thank you Plungers

In 2016, 6,480 warm-hearted individuals braved the cold and plunged at one of our 21 Polar Plunge locations across Illinois.  Together, these amazing individuals raised more than $1,883,823 for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois!

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  • $250 - Portable Charger
  • $500 - Portable Speaker
  • $1,000 - Nike Pullover

The 2016 Polar Plunge Incentive Redemption site is now live click here to redeem! Individuals who reached the $250, $500 or $1,000 fundraising level should have received an email from Special Olympics Illinois containing an unique award code. If you qualified for an incentive and did not receive an email please contact or call 1-800-394-0562.

Plungers have until May 6, 2016 to redeem their prizes.

The Prizes for this year are:

  • $250 – Portable Power Bank/Charger
  • $500 – Bluetooth Speaker
  • $1,000 – Nike Stock Woven 1/4 Zip

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Presenting Sponsors



It’s not too late, you can still purchase Polar Plunge souvenirs online. Get geared up and pick up some plunge swag from our online store at:

Who Benefits?

All proceeds collected by plungers benefit the 22,000 traditional athletes and 21,000 Young Athletes of Special Olympics Illinois!



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