Show your School Pride and Join the Polar Plunge® Cool School Challenge!
Designed exclusively for school teams participating in the Polar Plunge, the Challenge gives students in elementary school through high school the opportunity to participate in a fun group activity while supporting the athletes of Special Olympics Northern California. By registering under the Cool School Challenge category, Cool School Challenge teams have the opportunity to earn money for their own school. Each Cool School Challenge team that raises $1,500 or more can see 25% of the money they raise go back to their school. In order to qualify for the donation back, 50 percent of the team must be students, administrators or teachers at that school, and contact Plunge@sonc.org to sign-up for the 25% gift.
Why participate in the Cool School Challenge?
• Instills a sense of pride in the school
• Creates teamwork among the students who participate
• Builds leadership skills
• Enhances student self-esteem through helping others
Why take the Plunge?
Special Olympics Northern California (SONC) enriches the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sports. By participating in Special Olympics, athletes develop the skills and confidence they need to succeed in life.
We are Plunging with a Purpose – to encourage inclusion and change the way that people think about and treat individuals with intellectual disabilities. Funds raised from the Polar Plunge help us continue to generate change in our communities and enhance the lives of our athletes and their families.
About the Polar Plunge - You only need to raise a minimum of $25 to plunge!
The Polar Plunge is a fun way to support local Special Olympics athletes by jumping or running into icy cold water in the middle of winter. The Plunge is NOT a swim, it’s a party! Our plunge has great incentives. Everyone who raises a minimum of $125 in donations will receive a very cool Polar Plunge long sleeve t-shirt. Participants collect donations online by emailing family and friends for support. Costumes and team themes are encouraged. Awards are presented to top fundraisers, best costumes, and the school team that raises the most will receive a plaque to proudly display at school.
Please note, in order to earn the long sleeve Polar Plunge t-shirt and breakfast burrito with all the fixings, participants must raise a minimum of $125. If Cool School participants want to participate in the 5K, they must pay the $45 registration fee, in addition to the $25 they must raise to participate in the Plunge or the $125 they must raise if they want to receive the Polar Plunge t-shirt and breakfast.
TO REGISTER FOR THE PLUNGE VISIT WWW.IPOLARPLUNGE.COM, SELECT YOUR PLUNGE LOCATION AND SELECT THE COOL SCHOOL CATEGORY WHEN YOU REGISTER.
If you have any questions, please contact: Plunge@sonc.org