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Who does the Polar Plunge benefit?

The Polar Plunge benefits more than 10,000 Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes across the state, who compete and train year-round in 18 different sports.

How much of my donation goes to Special Olympics Wisconsin?

100%! We thank you for your support of the 10,000+ athletes that we serve!

So really, I’m jumping into an icy-cold body of water?

Yup! That’s the plan! We have law enforcement and fire department volunteers in wet suits in the water with you, so everyone is safe. The plunge depths vary depending on where you plunge. Average temperatures are expectedly chilly.

What are the emergency weather plans for the Plunge?

The plunges happen rain, sleet, snow or shine! We will never cancel a plunge, but if temperatures reach dangerous lows, we will modify the event accordingly. Come ready to jump in!

I’m having a difficult time registering online–who can I speak with for help?

Your local plunge guru will be your first resource for all things event-specific, including making sure you and your team are registered correctly.

How much does it cost to plunge?

Every participant raises a minimum of $75 in order to plunge on event day, which also gets you a long-sleeve event T-shirt, but the more you raise, the better your prizes! Check out our fundraising tips to help you raise your minimums and even go beyond!

How can I become more involved in Special Olympics Wisconsin?

We’re always looking for event volunteers, coaches, and committee members to help our organization continue to grow. And we’re more than just sports competitions. We offer leadership forums, health initiatives and school programming in addition to sports training and tournaments! Contact your regional Special Olympics Wisconsin office for more details!

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