The concept is simple: Polar Plunge gives schools the opportunity to rally around inclusion while participating in a unique and wildly fun fundraiser where students and staff register for a Plunge and fundraise to help support Special Olympics Wisconsin. You can have student groups, teams, and clubs compete against each other or challenge a neighboring school. In the process, participants can earn awesome incentives and get a chance to jump into freezing cold water!

A physical Plunge isn’t idea of a whole school engagement opportunity, your school can host your own Alternative Plunge and raise funds as well. You can complete your Alternative Plunge whenever and however you like! Creativity is key — and don’t forget to share your Plunge with us; School Pep Rally, Penny Wars, Ice Bucket Dumps on your favorite Teachers, or Your best idea here: ___________!

PLEASE BE RESPONSIBLE AND SAFE WITH YOUR ALTERNATIVE PLUNGE! The traditional Polar Plunge is safe in large part because we have a professional dive team in the water and emergency responders on site. Do not do anything that could physically harm yourself or others. Special Olympics Wisconsin is not responsible for any injuries that occur while participating in the Alternative Plunge. Please ensure you complete the official registration process and have all participants register and complete waiver process.




Make sure your school’s Plunge team is registered under the K/12 or College/University category for UCS


Complete & Register your School as a Team on Classy for your desired Plunge Location identifying your participation as UCS or NON UCS School.

Unified Champion Schools: We will send 30% of what you raise online through your Classy Fundraising Page back to your UCS Program.

All other School teams: Will be eligible for the UCS Rebate if the school becomes registered Unified Champion School before March 20th. Please contact Jason Blank at for more information.


Recruit, donate, go raise funds! The bigger your team and the more money you raise, the more financial support your school will receive!

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