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 of the Sacramento State Aquatic Center, along with other brave souls with warm hearts. In fact, if you don’t want to Feel the Thrill of the Chill, just register as a chicken. You’ll be excused from Plunging but still enjoy all the festivities and incentive rewards that our Plungers receive. Heck, you'll "bearly" notice the friendly ridiculing you'll receive by the brave water warriors who will be Plunging!
Raise the minimum of $125 and you’ll receive an official Feel the Thrill of the Chill long sleeve Polar Plunge t-shirt and enjoy the awards presentations to top fundraisers and best costumes. Oh, and come hungry! Because everyone who raises a minimum of $125 will be treated to a hot breakfast burrito, fresh fruit, donuts and breakfast drinks.
And let's not forget the costumes! Everyone is encouraged to dress in one. Are they mandatory? Well no, not really, but they sure are a huge part of the fun. Where else will you get to wear your favorite Halloween costume more than once a year?
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10:00 am – Registration Opens
Breakfast Burritos and snacks for Participants
Pre-Plunge Games, Activities and DJ
11:15 am - Opening Ceremony
11:30 am - Fundraising Awards
11:45 am - Costume Parade, Judinging and Awards
12 noon - Plunge
12:30 am - After Party with DJ, games and food!
The money raised will help us continue to provide sports training and competition opportunities to the Special Olympics athletes we currently serve, right in your own community, while enabling us to reach out to other individuals not yet engaged in our life-changing programs. Athletes involved in Special Olympics are empowered with self-confidence and self-esteem that carries over into their everyday lives, right in your local communities. They are your family, neighbors, coworkers, friends and your classmates.
ALL PARTICIPANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 MUST BRING A COPY OF THE WAIVER SIGNED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. CLICK HERE TO PRINT THE WAIVER.
If you have any questions please email Plunge@sonc.org.