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2023 LETR Polar Plunge - Yorkville Region C

Join us on March 5, 2023

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Be Cool. Take the Yorkville Plunge on Sunday, March 5th.

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 Yorkville 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 is 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. 


Optional pre-registration will take place at the Education Building of the Kendall County Fairgrounds (10826 IL-71) in Yorkville on Thursday, March 2 from 4-7pm. Plungers who pre-register will be able to skip the line on the day of the plunge and will receive their sweatshirt (if $100 raised by February 7) and wristband in advance. 

Day Of Registration & Parking

Join us on 03/05/2023 at Silver Springs State Park located at 13608 Fox Rd in Yorkville. Registration will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with the plunge taking place at 1 p.m.  Plunger parking and registration will take place at the Kendall County Fairgrounds located at 10826 IL-71 in Yorkville. Plungers and spectators will be shuttled to the Plunge Site located at Silver Springs State Park. There is NO PARKING allowed at the Plunge site. 

Official Polar Plunge Sweatshirt Information

All traditional Polar Plungers who have reached their $100 fundraising minimum by midnight on February 7th, 2023 will be guaranteed their 2023 Polar Plunge sweatshirt at the Yorkville 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, Amanda Nelson , at or call 331-725-0188.



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