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.
Anyone who is ready to “be bold and get cold” can be a SUPER Plunger! Past participants include students, law enforcement officers, firefighters, teachers and various business professionals. Each SUPER Plunger is asked to 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.
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 and Saturday morning so that everyone can be bold and cold for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois!
Friday, February 16 - 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 2018 Polar Plunge sweatshirts. Family & Friend Plungers also qualify for our 2018 Polar Plunge incentives and grand prize drawing.
Chicago Blackhawks Plunge Hour
Chicago Blackhawks fans are invited to join Tommy Hawk as he hosts our 2018 Blackhawks Plunge Hour as part of our SUPER Plunge. Join Tommy Hawk as he bears the icy waters of Lake Michigan and raises funds for the athletes of Special Olympics IL! Click here to join his team!
Saturday, February 17 - Blackhawks Hour registration will be at 9:20 a.m. with the plunge taking place at 10 a.m.
Participants of this special Plunge hour must register online and raise a minimum of $100. In addition to receiving one of our exclusive 2018 Polar Plunge sweatshirts, Blackhawks Plungers qualify for a chance to win the below incentives and will receive one entry for every $500 raised for a chance to win 4 tickets to a 2018 Blackhawks home game! & locker room tour!
$250: John's Crazy Socks & Patrick Sharp autographed photo
$500: Plunge Computer Bag & Autographed Coach Quenneville Puck
$1000: Plunge embroidered soft-shell jacket & Duncan Keith autographed hockey stick.
Can't plunge? Help Tommy Hawk reach his personal fundraising goal by donating to his page by clicking here.