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.
Plungers are encouraged to stop by the Jumer's Casino on Sunday, March 15 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. to turn in any offline donations and pick up their 2020 Plunge hooded sweatshirt. The pick-up will be held in the conference room located to the left of the main entrance across across from the convention center. Donations must be received by Monday, March 30, 2020 to qualify for 2020 Plunge incentives.
For questions regarding sweatshirt pick-up, please contact Plunge Director Jennifer Davis.
Jaimie Drobushevich is a member of the Respect Abilities Special Olympics team. She began her career with Special Olympics Illinois in 2003 and currently participates in bowling. Jaimie previously competed in track and field and hopes to participate in tennis in 2020. In 2018, Jamie competed in bowling as part of the Illinois delegation at the USA Games held in Seattle, WA. In her free time, Jaimie enjoys dancing and spending time with family and friends.
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 Wick's 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 03/15/2020 at Wick's Lake located at 777 Jumer Drive at the Jumer's Casino in Rock Island. Plunger registration will begin at 12:30 pm with the Plunge itself taking place at 2:00 pm.
Thursday, March 12th from 4-5:30 p.m. at Green Family Hyundai, 6801 44th Avenue, Moline, IL. The Green Family Auto team will be doing their truck plunge at 4:30 p.m. Come cheer them on as they take turns plunging into the back of a truck filled with ice water!
Remember if you are registering your teammates on Thursday you must bring their signed waiver!
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.
Region F Prize Raffle: We will be having a Region F drawing for two Disney Park Hopper Tickets and a $45 gift card to Graffiti Junktion American Burger Bar in Orlando, FL. For every $250 you raise for our athletes in Region F, your name will be entered into our Region wide drawing. The drawing will be held at the end of March.
For additional information visit our main plunge site at www.plungeillinois.com.