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2023 - LETR Polar Plunge - Collinsville Dumpster - Region J

Join us on February 17, 2023

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Be Cool. Take the Collinsville Dumpster Plunge.

And you will be supporting Special Olympics Illinois athletes across the state, helping to provide them with life-changing programming. This includes year-round training and competition, as well as leadership, personal development, and health education opportunities.

The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run is totally stoked to host this event in 2023. 

Plungers will have two options to participate: 

Join Special Olympics Illinois here at the Collinsville Dumpster Plunge.

Or, take the Polar Plunge experience into your own hands and Create Your Own Plunge (safely, of course) by clicking here.

Thanks for BEING SO COOL and supporting the more than 21,000 athletes in Illinois. 

And of course, no matter where you are taking the Polar Plunge, don’t forget to document it! We are asking all Plungers to share their experiences with us and the Special Olympics Illinois community. Post it on social with the hashtag #PlungeIllinois and tag our social profiles

When coordinating your Create Your Own Plunge efforts, please be safe. Do not attempt to jump into a lake, river or any other open body of water for the Create Your Own 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 Create Your Own Plunge event. 

The Collinsville Dumpster plunge is the only dumpster polar plunge. So make sure you get your friends together so you don’t miss this exciting event! To add to the fun, make sure dress up in costumes and be part of the Costume Contest to win the Golden Plunger Award for the best Team or Individual costume! The plungers will be splashing down at 6:15pm, with registration starting at 4pm and going until 5:30. Make sure to stick around after the plunge for the post plunge party. Dinner will available and free for all plungers and $10 for all others. 

Official Polar Plunge Sweatshirt Information 

All traditional Polar Plungers who have reached their $100 fundraising minimum by midnight on January 24, 2023 will be guaranteed their 2023 Polar Plunge sweatshirt at the Collinsville Dumpster Polar Plunge. Create Your Own Plunge participants will receive their sweatshirts via the mail in late April. 

All participants who reach the $100 fundraising threshold after that date but before the final fundraising date will receive their sweatshirt after the conclusion of the 2023 Polar Plunge season. Donations may be submitted online via your personalized fundraising page or mailed to Special Olympics Illinois. Click here for details on how to submit offline donations. 




Plunger Incentives

All Polar Plunge participants are encouraged to fundraise beyond the $100 minimum for a chance to qualify for additional incentives. Incentive levels include $250, $500, and $1,000. An email with a redemption code will be sent to all qualifying plungers in early April. 

For additional information, visit our main plunge site at


Contact your Plunge Director, Katy Gruen , at or call 618-248-8558.



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