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 South Lake Tahoe 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!
Oh and in case you can't tell, this year's theme is St. Patricks Day. So all you Lads and Lassies out there, break out your best St. Paddy's attire, grab your favorite shamrock and let's find the pot of gold! By raising a minimum of $125 you’ll earn an official Feel the Thrill of the Chill long-sleeve Polar Plunge t-shirt and enjoy a fabulous Post Plunge party.
Back by popular demand – our VIP tent. Raise a minimum of $1,000 and you'll be treated like a royal leprechaun inside our VIP warming tent with great food and beverages (including our "courage juice" if you are 21 years of age or older).
And let's not forget the costumes! Everyone is encouraged to dress in one. Are they mandatory? Heck no, 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?
Make a weekend of it! Book a room at MontBleu, site of the post Plunge Party, for a discounted rate of $94.99 for Friday and $124.99 for Saturday. To take advantage of our room rates, call the hotel directly at 775-588-3515 and refer to the code STSOPP8 when booking your room. The room rates are good through February 26, 2018, so book your room early!
Start the weekend with a night of illusion and family friendly fun. This variety show features acts that strectch the imagination and pushes the boundaries of humanity and come in all shades and talents, or "hues". You will be in awe at the amazing talent You'll enjoy during the show. Ti9ckets are only $25 for general seating and $35 for VIP seats. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Nevada. Click on the Icon below to purchase your tciekts!
If the thrill of the chill is not your thing, we like to say that the Plunge is a minor inconvenience to a great party and you can take that to the bank! As if the VIP pre-party isn’t enough, we are gonna wine and dine you after the plunge as well! Yes friends, everyone who raises a minimum of $125 is invited to our post Plunge party at the MontBleu. You’ll feast on a hot buffet lunch, enjoy a no host bar, and other exciting Polar Plunge festivities that wIll take you to the Emerald Isle and back. Guest tickets are available for $26 each. Click here to purchase your tickets. A limited number of "day-of" guest lunch tickets will be available at the Plunge for $35 each.
VIP tent opens for those raising $1,000 or more
Pre-Plunge Games and Contests
Post plunge party at MontBleu for everyone who raised $125 or more
The money raised will help us continue to provide sports training and competition opportunities to the 24,510 Special Olympics athletes we currently serve, 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.
So grab your family, friends and co-workers and let’s Feel the Thrill of the Chill.
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.