2019 South Lake Tahoe Polar Plunge

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Presented by Greater Nevada Credit Union

March 30, 2019 @ South Lake Tahoe Zephyr Cove 

Plunge with a Purpose

Hop, skip, run or jump into chilly waters for our amazing Special Olympics athletes.  Whether you're a brave soul or a chicken, we invite you to join us as we Plunge with a Purpose - to encourage inclusion and change the way that people think about and treat individuals with intellectual disabilities.  

Funds raised will help us continue to create change in our communities and enhance the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities through sports.  Join the fun and make a difference!  

This year, the Plunge theme is Wild Thing.  That can mean whatever you want it to mean so have fun with it!  

What is the Polar Plunge

Well first of all, the Plunge is NOT a swim. The Plunge is a crazy fundraising event where people raise a minimum of $125 for the opportunity to run into and out of chilly waters along with other brave souls with warm hearts.  If you can't "bear" the thought of chilly water then just register as a chicken.  You’ll be excused from Plunging but still enjoy all the festivities and incentive rewards that our Plungers receive.  

Costumes are strongly encouraged, that's half of the fun.   Dress to Impress!


this is an action packed weekend you won't want to miss!

Plunge Perks!

Friday Evening - First we’re going to get you all fueled up by inviting you to a Tip-a-Cop at the Applebee's in South Lake Tahoe (3987 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe)  You will enjoy a great meal served by Law Enforcement personnel from Northern California and Nevada who will wait on you hand and foot with their tips donated to Special Olympics! 

Saturday - Get ready to have a blast when you participate in the mother of all Plunges, the shinning jewel of everything Plunge, the South Lake Tahoe Plunge.  All registered participants who raise the minimum $125 are invited to the Post-Splash Bash at the MonteBleu featuring a complimentary hot buffet lunch, awards, no-host bar and other treats to warm you up after your brisk dip.  Guests can join you for $30 a person.  Day of lunch tickets will be $35 so we encourage you purchase them online.  ONLINE GUEST LUNCH TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT.  BASED ON CANCELLATIONS, A LIMITED NUMBER OF GUEST TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TOMORROW.  

Raise $1,000 or more and you'll get access to the Desert Hills VIP heated tent stocked full of delicious food and drinks including our ever popular "courage juice".  

More Plunge Perks!!

After the Plunge and Post-Plunge party, join us Saturday evening for the magnificent Alex Ramon performing in the Magic of Giving IMpossible.  Flashy illusions, world class slight of hand, as well as humor are a part of this unique show for the entire family!   Purchase your tickets!   BUT get this, if you are a VIP Plunger or Chicken who raises a minimum of $1,000 or more, not only do you get two tickets to the heated VIP tent on Plunge Day, you also get two Premium tickets to the Magic of Giving Show.  And for those of you who raise $750 or more, you will receive two Standard tickets to the show.   

We're Not Done Yet!

If you raise $3,000, that definitely makes you a VERY VIP and we want to make sure that you are appreciated.  We will have a special VERY VIP plunge Friday evening at the gorgeous Edgewood Tahoe Resort.   “Plunge” into their lakeside swimming pool which is heated to 83 degrees.   This very Pampered Plunge will be limited to the first 15 people who raise $3,000!   What are you waiting for??  Start sending those emails and get the word out on Social Media.   The VERY VIP Plunge will take place on Plunge Eve (March 29th) at 7:30 PM.

Cool Stuff You Can Earn

Schedule of Polar Plunge Events

10:00 a.m. 
 Registration Opens & pre-Plunge games begin
 VIP tent opens for those raising $1,000 or more 
11:30 a.m.
 Costume contest
12 Noon - PLUNGE
12:30 pm -  Post-Splash Bash at MontBleu

Questions?  Please click the Polar Plunge Resources and Tools tab under Home on the left or contact Plunge@sonc.org.


Quick Stats

$192,338.71 Raised
430 Participants

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