Over a 24-hour period, our truly elite Plungers will take 24 icy dips (once an hour, every hour) into Lake Michigan as part of the SUPER Plunge to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. All SUPER Plungers and their sidekick/support person will live in a heated tent on the beach during this fun, round-the-clock event.
Anyone who is ready to “be bold and get cold” can be a SUPER Plunger! Past participants include students, law enforcement officers, firefighters, teachers and various business professionals. Each SUPER Plunger is asked to raise a minimum of $2,500 to participate in this extreme event.
The Polar Plunge, presented by 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 Lake Michigan.
Do you have a family member or friend SUPER plunging? Want to join in the fun? This year, we will host a Family & Friends plunge hour on Friday evening and Saturday morning so that everyone can be bold and cold for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois!
Friday, February 16 - Family & Friends registration will be begin at 5:20 p.m. with the plunge taking place at 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 17 - Family & Friends registration will be at 9:20 a.m. with the plunge taking place at 10 a.m.
All Family & Friend Plungers must register online and raise a minimum of $100. Each Family & Friend Plunger will take home one of our exclusive 2018 Polar Plunge sweatshirts. Family & Friend Plungers also qualify for our 2018 Polar Plunge incentives and grand prize drawing.