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2023 LETR Polar Plunge- Mendota Region A

Join us on February 25, 2023

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Be Cool. Take the Mendota Plunge on Saturday, February 25!

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 Mendota Plunge.

     The Mendota Plunge will take place at Lake Mendota, located at 1901 Tom Merwin Drive.  Check In will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the plunge will start at noon!  The Post Plunge party will take place immediately following the Plunge inside the Mendota Civic Center.  A bus will transport plungers from the lake to the civic center.  Awards and a costume contest will take place at the post Plunge party!  

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. 

Official Polar Plunge Sweatshirt Information

All traditional Polar Plungers who have reached their $100 fundraising minimum by midnight on January 31, will be guaranteed their 2023 Polar Plunge sweatshirt at the Mendota 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 www.plungeillinois.com

Questions?

Contact your Plunge Director, Katie Risley , at krisley@soill.org or call 309-533-3725.

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