Quick Stats

$88,731.51 Raised
441 Participants

2020 Braidwood Polar Plunge - E

Join us on March 14, 2020

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Event Details
Where Braidwood Rec Club
Braidwood, IL
Starts 03/14/2020 @ 12:00 PM
Ends 2:00 PM
Check-in Time 10:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Registration Cutoff 03/13/2020 @ 11:45 PM
Donation Cutoff 04/30/2020 @ 11:45 PM
Contact Patty Welsh
Phone 708-929-2113
Email Address [email protected]

Plunge Cancelation 

Due to concerns related to the spread of the Coronavirus, Special Olympics Illinois has made the difficult decision to suspend all sports, training and competition activities involving all athletes as well as our Polar Plunge events through March 31, 2020. 

All Plungers are encouraged to stop by the Braidwood Rec Club located at 33915 S. Illinois Route 53 during the times listed below to turn in any offline donations and pick up your Plunge hooded sweatshirt. 

Friday, March 13 from 4 p.m. - 6p.m.

Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m.  - noon. 

If you are unable to make it, please contact Plunge Director Patty Welsh at 708-929-2113. 

All 2020 Plunge donations must be submitted by noon on Monday, March 30 to qualify for Plunge incentives. 


Meet Your Local Plunge Ambassador​​

Rikki Kirsch has been competing in Special Olympics Illinios since 2010.  She competes in track, aquatics, basketball, bocce, bowling, equestrian, golf, tennis and snowshoeing. In January 2017, Rikki was named as the first ever Athlete Liasion on the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois State Committee.  In 2019, she received the International LETR Athlete of the Year award.  Rikki enjoys volunteering with her family for Special Olympics Illinois and can be seen at many events throughout the year. She has been a dedicated Polar Plunger the last 6 years! 

Take the Plunge

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 Braidwood Rec Club. 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 03/14/2020 at Braidwood Rec Club located at 33915 South IL 53 in Braidwood. Plunger registration will begin at 10:00 am with the Plunge itself taking place at 12:00 pm.


Information coming soon!

Plunger Incentive Prizes

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. An email with a redemption code will be sent to all eligible Plungers in early April.  

For additional information visit our main plunge site at www.plungeillinois.com.