Polar Plunge is what happens when thousands of people run into icy cold water to raise money for Special Olympics Oregon. Polar Plunge gives students an opportunity to support a great cause and spread awareness for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
We invite your school to create a team and join in the tradition!
Show your school spirit while giving back to the community and hanging out with your friends and fellow classmates. Polar Plunge is a great opportunity for students to promote respect, demonstrate leadership skills and show their support for Special Olympics Oregon.
It's COLD enough and your school is BOLD enough!
2016 dates and locations:
February 13 Eugene
February 13 Corvallis
February 20 Bend
February 20 Medford
February 27 Portland
K-12 School Challenge
Does your school have a heated rivalry? Why not start an "icy rivalry" and challenge your rival to a contest off the field of play and in community service that gives back to fellow Oregonians. If rivalry isn't your thing, that's okay too. The goal of the school challenge is to show your community that students and schools take pride in giving back and are committed to making a diffence!
Each Polar Plunge will give a trophy to the K-12 school that:
Raises the most money
Team with the most members
Earn money for your school!
If your school has a Special Olympics Unified Sports program, then your school will recieve 50% back of however much your team raises! This money will help support your school's Unified Sports program and provide athletic opportunities to all students!
Win PRIZES! - Each individual plunger will receive the official Polar Plunge t-shirt, a cup of soup to warm you up and bragging rights over all the people who couldn’t handle the icy water!
2016 Individual Fundraising Incentives:
$50 receive Official 2011 Plunge Long-Sleeved Nike T-Shirt
$250 receive the above, plus a Polar Plunge Oregon Nike Hat
$500 receive the above, plus a Polar Plunge Oregon Nike Backpc
$1,000 receive the above, plus a Polar Plunge Oregon Nike Hooy
$2,500 receive the above, plus a Polar Plunge Oregon Nike Jacket
The toolkit includes all of the information, resources and materials that you will need to get a team started at your school.
Download: Polar Plunge Toolkit
If you have questions or need help getting a team started at your school, contact:
Alix Wasteney, Youth Leadership Manager
email@example.com | 503-248-0600 x43