The Polar Plunge, presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Miller Park Lake. Participants must raise $100 in donations from friends, family and co-workers in exchange for jumping into the icy waters.
Plunge Time Information
The plunge will take place Saturday, February 24 at Miller Park Lake located at 1020 S. Morris Ave., Bloomington. There will be two shifts of plungers, the first registration takes place at 9:00am with the plunge at 10:30am and registration for the second plunge begins at 10:30am with the plunge at 12pm. All plungers will be assigned a plunge time and will be informed when they will be plunging. Download the 2018 Plunge Order
Save time and bypass registration on the day of the Plunge by pre-registering. We will have two pre-registration parties with an opportunity to "Give Back" to Special Olympics Illinois!
The tickets need to be printed. They do not need to be printed in color. Digital copies will not be accepted.
One check per ticket. For example, if a group of four pays on one check, they only need to have one ticket. If they pay on two checks, they need to have 2 tickets.
ANYONE can use them! These flyers can be presented by anyone, not just our Plungers. So invite your friends and family to join you, grab some dinner and help the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois!
If you cannot make either pre-registration, you may register on the day of the Plunge. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Miller Park Lake Pavilion. Don't forget to bring your offline donations and to separate out your team money amongst team members!
The plunge is Saturday, Feb. 24th at Miller Park Lake in Bloomington and will take place in two time shifts, 10:30 a.m. and noon. Plunge teams with over 20 members will plunge at 10:30 a.m. and register at 9:30 a.m. All other groups and individuals will register at 10:30 a.m. and plunge at noon. A final plunge order will be emailed out the week of Feb. 28.
Plungers can park at Trinity Lutheran Church at 801 S. Madison Street in Bloomington. Buses will take Plungers and spectators to the Miller Park Lake Pavilion and drop off on S. Morris Ave. The shuttles will pick up every 15 minutes (9:15, 9:30; 9:45; etc.) from Trinity Lutheran. They will run continuous routes picking up and dropping off. The final round of shuttles will leave Trinity Lutheran at noon and will then only be running return routes from Miller Park until 2 p.m.
Plungers will receive incentive prizes based on the amount of money they raise. By raising the minimum of $100, you’ll receive an official Plunge hooded sweatshirt. Sweatshirts will be available on a first come, first serve basis the day of the plunge. All individuals who do not receive a sweatshirt the day of the event will have one mailed to them in April. Other prizes are awarded at the $250, $500 and $1,000 levels and will be mailed to participants in April.