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 South Sandusky Beach , Rend 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 at South Sanducky Beach, Rend Lake located at 12220 Rend City Road in Benton. Plunger registration will begin at 10:00 am with the Plunge itself taking place at NOON .
Pre Plunge Registration Events will take place at Ross Cottom Lanes, 2080 Highway 45 North, Harrisburg, IL on Tuesday, March 3, 6-8 PM and at Nu Bowl Lanes, 1315 N. 17th Street, Mt. Vernon on Wednesday, March 4 6-8 PM. Bring in your donations and waiver and you will be able to pick up your Official Plunge Hoodie, Prize Entry TIckets and Lunch Tickets.
Immediately after the complettion of the plunge, there will be a huge After-Plunge Party at the Benton Eagles at 201 East Washington St. in Benton. Spaghetti, salad, bread, cake, tea, lemonade, hot chocolate and coffee. Lunch is free to all those that plunge and Guest Lunches may be purchased.
Six Golden Plunger Awards, two Traveling Trophies and any New Unductees to the Rend Lake Pride $10K CLub will be presented. In addition, approximately 30 Lucky Ducky Door Prizes will be given out for Plungers that present the rubber ducky matching the lucky numbers drawn. There are also Raffle and 50/50 Tickets available for puchase by anyone age 18+up.
Guests Lunch Tickets $6.00 Adults and $3.00 age 6 & under.
Raffle and 50/50 Tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5, or armlength for $10. ***2020 Raffle Prizes are Nintendo Switch w/Mario Cart Deluxe Video Game, HP 15" Touchscreen Chromebook and a $400 VISA Gift Card***
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.