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. This year's event will take place on the campus of Northwestern University located at 2311 Campus Dr. in Evanston.
Anyone who is ready to “be bold and get cold” can be a SUPER Plunger! Past participants include students, law enforcement officers, correctional officers, firefighters, teachers and various business professionals. Each SUPER Plunger must 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.
For additional information visit our main plunge site at www.plungeillinois.com.
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 so that everyone can be bold and cold for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois!
Friday, February 21 - Family & Friends registration will be begin at 5:20 p.m. with the plunge taking place at 6:00 p.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 2020 Polar Plunge sweatshirts. Family & Friend Plungers also qualify for our 2020 Polar Plunge incentives and grand prize drawing.
Are you a Chicago Blackhawk fan and planning to take the Plunge for Special Olympics IL? Then do we have the Plunge for you! Join Special Olympics Illinois for our annual Blackhawks Plunge on Saturday morning. Blackhawks Alumni and Stanely Cup Champion, Dave Bolland, will join the team as an honoary captain! The TOP FUNDRAISER for the Blackhawks Plunge will receive 4 tickets to a Chicago Blackhawks home game (date TBD).
Saturday, February 22 - Blackhawks registration will be at 9:20 a.m. with the plunge taking place at 10 a.m.
All Blackhawk Plungers must register online and raise a minimum of $100. Each Plunger will take home one of our exclusive 2020 Polar Plunge sweatshirts. Blackhawk Plungers also qualify for the below incentives as well as our 2020 Special Olympics Illinois (SOILL) Polar Plunge incentives.
$250 Level: Autographed Photo (Player TBD) + SOILL Incentive
$500 Level: Autographed Puck (Player TBD) + SOILL Incentive
$1,000 Level: Autographed Stick (Player TBD) + SOILL Incentive