2021 Polar Plunge

Join us on February 20, 2021

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Go all in, Get your feet wet, or Stay dry -- from anywhere! 

We are excited to bring you a brand new 2021 Polar Plunge Season aimed to offer everything you love about the Plunge, while encouraging you to plunge safely wherever you are. The 2021 Plunge Season will kick off on February 20, 2021 and close on March 28, 2021 -- with six Plunge Weekends in between!

You'll still be able to: 

What's new in 2021?

This year you'll be able to choose where you plunge, how you plunge, and how often you plunge! We'll also be sharing some awesome digital Plunge stories and videos throughout the fall and winter -- be sure to check back here for opportunities to see, share, and be a part of that content!

Our goal: 10,000 Plungers

We're recruiting everyone from your siblings to your neighbors to your coworkers to your local school. Spread the word and get everyone you know registered! Help us reach our 10,000 plunger goal to continue to spread the mission of Special Olympics far and wide.

Can you help us get there?

Join today!

Registration Open: November 1st   |   Fundraising Open: January 1st*

Plunge Season Kick-off: February 20th

*You can start fundraising as soon as right now, but we promise not to bug you about it until after the New Year!

Two girls Plunging into a pool


Multiple people plunging into the ocean

Why we still plunge

Man splashing water in a pool




What kind of Plunger are you?

Are you the kind of person who will get freezin' for the right reason? Is your mantra "You miss 100% of the plunges you don't take"? Do you think your Plunging friends are NUTS? We'll help you decide if you're a Plunger, Super Plunger, or Towel Holder. Take the Plunger Quiz below.

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Help us Pick the Plunge Shirt Design!

We want your help in choosing the official long-sleeve shirt of the 2021 Polar Plunge season for Plungers and Towel Holders! Vote on your favorite by December 15th, and the winning design will also be showcased on the upgraded crewneck sweatshirt! P.S. Click on each shirt to see it in a larger format. 

Option 1

Option 1 T-Shirt Design - Polar Bear with scarf in bubble bath.

Option 2

Option 2 Shirt Image - Polar Bear diving into a kiddie pool.

Upgrade Your Plunge Long-Sleeve Before December 15th


Upgrade your Long-Sleeve to a CREWNECK SWEATSHIRT

All Plungers and Towel Holders who sign up before December 15th and raise at least $100 by January 31st will be given the exclusive opportunity to UPGRADE your long-sleeve shirt to a CREWNECK SWEATSHIRT! For more info, check out the Incentives Programs for Plungers and Towel Holders.


Interested in purchasing Polar Plunge Merchandise? Click here.   |   Questions? Contact us or call 508.485.0986.