13th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge
North Avenue Beach, Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Think you're fun? Take the test! Last year more than 2,000 spirited people participated at this unique and memorable event! Whether you go knee high, waist high or take the full plunge, all are welcome to attend!
Each participant is asked to raise a minimum of $150 to support the programs enjoyed by our nearly 5,000 Special Olympics Chicago athletes throughout the year. Plungers will receive a souvenir t-shirt and a warm towel when exiting the water!
It's quick and easy to set up your personal fundraising page. You will receive a link that you can send to friends and family so that they can make a secure online tax deductible donation. All online donors will receive an immediate acknowledgement and receipt thanking them for their support! Just click on the link in the right margin to get started.
We will provide a free round trip bus for your group of 20 or more so start recruiting friends and family and make the Polar Plunge an annual tradition!
Prizes are awarded for:
- Top 3 overall fundraisers
- Team raising the most funds
- Best team Costume
- Largest Team
- Top 3 individual costumes
Plungers will enter the water in groups of approximately 30 people. During the registration process, you will be able to select your preferred wave start time: 10:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am.
If you are going to be the captain of the team, you simply have to name your team when prompted during the registration process as you set up your personal fundraising page. All members will have to register and create pesonal fundraising pages. They will have the option of selecting your team name so that their fundraising efforts are linked to the team page. All team members will be required to also raise $150.
Thank you once again for the difference your support makes to the lives of our 5,000 Chicago athletes!
Questions? Email us at
or call 312-360-1158.