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SCC/Special Olympics Chicago

12th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge Benefiting Special Olympics Chicago Chicago,  Illinois

Donations as of October 24, 2014:

$30.00 Raised Offline
$475.00 Raised Online
$505.00 Total Raised

12th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge Benefiting Special Olympics Chicago


Missed the online registration deadline?  You can register at North Avenue Beach boat house from 11am-2pm on Friday, March 2/Saturday, March 3 or on Sunday, March 4 from 8:30am to 10:30am.

Turn in your donations ($125 minimum), and pick up your t-shirt and wristband at those times.  If you are pre-registered and have raised your minimum fundraising goal of $125, you can also pick up your shirt and wristband at this time.  You can also pick up for your friends!


Think you're fun? Take the test! Last year more than 1,700 spirited people participated at this unique and memorable event! Whether you go knee high, waist high or take the full plunge, all are welcome to attend!

Each participant is required to raise a minimum of $125 to support the programs enjoyed by our nearly 5,000 Special Olympics Chicago athletes throughout the year. Plungers will receive a souvenir t-shirt and a warm towel when exiting the water!  Participants younger than 16 years have to have parent or guardian sign event waiver.

Last year, our repeat top fundraiser, Jen Kramer, raised nearly $25,000 and Team Liquid Courage, led by Captain Mike Yonk, raised more than $33,000!

It's quick and easy to set up your personal fundraising page. You will receive a link that you can send to friends and family so that they can make a secure online tax deductible donation. All online donors will receive an immediate acknowledgement and receipt thanking them for their support! Just click on the above "Join Now" link to get started.

Plungers will enter the water in groups of approximately 30 people.  You will be able to select your preferred wave start time: 10:00am - 10:30am - 11:00am - 11:30am

TEAM INFORMATION: If you are going to be the captain of the team, you simply have to name your team when prompted during the registration process as you set up your personal fundraising page.  All members will have to register and create pesonal fundraising pages. They will have the option of selecting your team name so that their fundraising efforts are linked to the team page. All team members will be required to also raise $125. 



Prizes are awarded for:

* Top 3 overall fundraisers

* Team raising the most funds

* Best group costume

* Top 3 individual costumes




Thank you once again for the difference your support makes to the lives of our 5,000 Chicago athletes! General questions about the event? Email us at or call 312-360-1158.

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR FUNDRAISING PAGE:  Call Firstgiving at 877-365-2949.


Date Sunday, March 04, 2012
Location Chicago, Illinois
Contact SCC /Special Olympics Chicago


Comment Donation
Your wee partner
Karen & Pete Baldacci Karen Baldacci
Jane Brencic , Marge Kearney, Aunt Kris etc From your mom, Aunt Kris etc.
John Hanna Sorry it's not more Beth..
Jacqueline Ryan
Frank brrrrrrr
Slagers Thanks to all my favorite lushes!
Chris Linder Have fun!
Tammy Gallison Go Get Um Miss Beth! Luv ya!!
Kristine Tassone Good Charity & Great Job! I sponsored Sheena too.
Caty & Jim Kearney Have fun!
The Bolligers Stay warm!
David and Jane Brencic Have fun!
Anonymous God bless you
Gail Kearney Awesome Beth! I'd almost like to attend :)
Brent T. James
David & Denise Pacione Good Luck

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