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2023 LETR Polar Plunge - Quincy Region H

Join us on February 26, 2023

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Be Cool. Take the Quincy Plunge, Sunday, February 26th 

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 at the Quincy University Football and Lacrosse Stadium to take the Plunge.  Registration will begin in the stadium at at 10:30am on Sunday, February 26th, followed by the Plunge at 12pm. After the Plunge, join us for a Post-Plunge Party at The Abbey! They'll have delicious food and drinks available. We will give out Plunger Awards, including an award for the most creative and fun Team Costumes. So, if your team is going to have a theme, start planning now!

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

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

Official Polar Plunge Sweatshirt Information:

All traditional Polar Plungers who have reached their $100 fundraising minimum by midnight on January 31st will be guaranteed their 2023 Polar Plunge sweatshirt at the Quincy 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 information on becoming a sponsor of the Quincy Polar Plunge, click here or contact the Plunge Director.


Contact your Plunge Director, Tara Nickerson , at or call 217-791-7291.


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