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2022 Polar Plunge - Oak Brook - C

Join us on March 19, 2022

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Take the Oak Brook Plunge to Support the Athletes of Special Olympics Illinois

The Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge presented by GEICO is excited to host this event again in 2022! 

Plungers will have two options to participate: 

  • Plunge OUR WAY at Oak Brook Bath & Tennis Club in Oak Brook on Saturday, March 19, 2022. Think open water and a SOILL-hosted event with all the traditional Plunge festivities.

  • Plunge YOUR Way and get creative to make it your own. If you can dream it, you can do it (safely, of course).

Do what works for you and your group. Just be BOLD and get COLD. Because again this winter, it’s not WHERE you Plunge, but THAT you Plunge. 


Plunge OUR Way

Plunge OUR Way and join us on 03/19/2022 at Oak Brook Bath and Tennis Club located at 800 Oak Brook Rd in Oak Brook. Registration will be from 11 a.m.  to 12:45 p.m. with the plunge taking place at 1 p.m.

Plunge Our Way Pre-Party

We will be hosting a "Pre-Party" during registration where cookies and hot chocolate will be served. We will also hold our costume contest during this time. 


Bring a water-proof bag with you to put your dry clothes in before the plunge and your wet ones after!

Plunge Our Way Parking

No parking will be allowed at the Bath & Tennis Club. All attendees will park at the Christ Church of Oak Brook (501 Oak Brook Road) and will be shuttled over the Bath and Tennis Club starting at 10:30am. See Parking Map Here

Event Day Schedule

Polar Plunge registration opens up at 11am inside our heated registration tents.  The plunge will begin at 1pm and we expect to be finished by no later than 2pm (yes, it is FAST)!  Please make sure you are registered and changed by 12:45p so you are ready for the plunge line up for opening remarks.

We thank you in advance for being on time.  We need to be considerate of the Oak Brook Fire Department Dive Team that is in the water during the plunge, so once the last group plunges, the plunge site will close and we will not be able to accommodate late arrivals.  


Please remove all personal items from the changing tents as soon as possible after your plunge.  Space is limited and if you have a common bag, mark it in some way so you do not grab someone else’s by mistake!

Plunger Sweatshirt Information

Plunger sweatshirts will be available for pick up on event day for those who raised a minimum of $100 prior to the February 23 deadline.  We will have some additional sweatshirt available on a first come, first serve basis for those who did not raise their minimum before the deadline.  If you do not receive your sweatshirt on plunge day, on will be mailed to you in the weeks to follow.


All plungers must sign a waiver before plunging.  Below is a link to the Oak Brook Plunge waiver.  We will have copies on hand at plunger registration. 

Oak Brook Plunge Waiver


Have fun!  This is a tremendous event and you have worked very hard to raise your pledges to support the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois Region C!

Plunge YOUR Way

We saw so much creativity last year when things had to look a little different than they had in the past. This is a way for you to create a Polar Plunge day to support the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois in a way that fits your needs. We’re talking dunk tanks. House parties with water balloons. Companies with parking lot kiddie pools. 

And of course, don’t forget to document it! We are asking all Plungers to share their experiences with us and the Special Olympics Illinois community. Post it on social with the hashtag #BeBoldGetCold and tag our social profiles. 

When coordinating your Plunge Your Way efforts, please review and adhere to these Best Practices. Do not attempt to jump into a lake, river or any other open body of water for the Plunge Your Way. Participants should not do anything that could physically harm themselves or others. Special Olympics Illinois is not responsible for any injuries that occur while participating in the Plunge Your Way event. 


Official Polar Plunge Sweatshirt Information

All plungers who have reached their $100 fundraising minimum by midnight on February 23, 2022 will be guaranteed their 2022 Polar Plunge sweatshirt the week of their local Plunge Our Way event. Plunge Your Way participants will be invited to attend one of the Region’s pre-registration events to pick-up their sweatshirt in the days prior to the event. 

All participants who reach the $100 fundraising threshold after that date but before the final date will receive their sweatshirt after the conclusion of the 2022 Polar Plunge season. Donations may be submitted online via your personalized fundraising page or mailed to Special Olympics Illinois.  Click here for details on how to submit offline donations. 


Plunger Incentives

All Polar Plunge participants are encouraged to fundraise beyond the $100 minimum for a chance to qualify for additional incentives.  Incentive levels include $250, $500, and $1,000. An email with a redemption code will be sent to all qualifying plungers in early April. 

For additional information, visit our main plunge site at 



Contact your Plunge Director, Katelin Zandi , at or call 630-545-3402.


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