This winter I’m excited to join the thousands of warm-hearted individuals that will participate in the Polar Plunge. While my Plunge promises to be a little frigid, I do not mind because I am supporting the 22,000 amazing athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.

To jump into the icy waters of Lake Michigan, I have set a personal fundraising goal and I need your help to reach it!  Any amount is appreciated – it all goes to a great cause. Best of all, your donation helps provide athletes with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to participate in many Special Olympics programs and reveal their inner champion.

Donating through this site is simple, fast, and secure. It is also the most efficient way to make a contribution to my Polar Plunge efforts and show your support for Special Olympics Illinois.  If you would like to plunge with me or learn more about this “official event of winter,” visit for all of the chilly details.

Thank you for your support!

Jeff Hemesath


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