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Plunge Our Way

Choosing to Plunge OUR Way this year? We are excited to have you. This version of the 2022 Polar Plunge might look familiar to those who have participated in the past. If you choose to Plunge OUR Way, you will be attending one of the many in-person Polar Plunges hosted directly by Special Olympics Illinois. 

Plunge Your Way

Taking the Plunge into your own hands this year? We can’t wait to see what you come up with! This Plunge option is for those who want to get creative with how they BE BOLD and GET COLD this winter. This can be a snowball or water balloon fights at home; hosting a (safe) gathering with friends, family, or coworkers; or something we haven’t even thought of yet. The winter sky is the limit!  

Know which Plunge you are planning to support?

Visit and hover over the Registration tab in the navigation bar, and click on your Plunge. You will be taken to the registration page to sign up. 

Need some help finding which Plunge is right for you?

Visit our Find Your Plunge page to see where the Plunges are located and select the one you are interested in joining. Click on that Plunge to head to the registration page and sign up.  

Plunge YOUR Way Safety Policy: 

*Those choosing to Plunge YOUR Way are encouraged to be safe with their Plunge YOUR Way choices. Special Olympic Illinois utilizes a professional dive team in the water and emergency responders to ensure the safety of our participants at traditional Polar Plunges. Do not attempt to jump into a lake, river or any other open body of water for the Plunge YOUR Way. 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 Plunge Your Way.*  

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