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?
Start your fundraising early and you can earn additional incentive rewards. Register and raise $450 by December 15, 2017 and you'll receive the coveted Polar Plunge zippered hoodie which is normally at the $500 incentive level. Register as a team captain, get 3 people to join your team and collectively raise $400 by December 15, 2017 and you, as the team capatain will receive a really cool Special Olympics turck baseball cap.
The more you raise, the more we want to thank you!
$125 - Official Polar Plunge long-sleeved t-shirt and free admittance to the Plunge festivities
$300 - 16 oz. Polar Plunge Stainless Steel Double Wall Insulated Tumbler with straw
$500 - The coveted Port & Company Polar Plunge zippered hoodie
$1,000 - Admittance to the VIP pre-Plunge party at Zephyr Cove and a 4 in 1 water resistant roll-up picnic blanket with handle
$2,500 - Your very own Drone!
Priceless - changing lives and our deepest gratitude for helping to make that happen!
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 will be available for purchase online soon!
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.