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2023 Create Your Own Plunge - Region C

Join us on February 10, 2023

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Be Cool. Create Your Own 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: 

Take the Polar Plunge experience into your own hands and Create Your Own Plunge (safely, of course) 

Join Special Olympics Illinois here at one of our traditional in-person Plunges. Click here for more details. 

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. 

Official Polar Plunge Sweatshirt Information

All Create Your Own Plunge participants who have reached submitted their $100 fundraising minimum to Special Olympics Illinois by midnight on March 26, 2023 will be guaranteed their 2023 Polar Plunge sweatshirt. Sweatshirts will be sent via the mail in late April. 

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, Katelin Zandi , at or call 630-545-3402.


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