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Polar Plunge Benefiting Special Olympics

 Mar 07,2020

8:30 am


March 7, 2020
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Saturday, March 7, 2020

La Crosse Polar Plunge, Black River Beach


Why Jump in Cold Water, You Ask?

The Polar Plunge is the winter fundraiser for Special Olympics Wisconsin.  Since 1999, plungers and their supporters have raised over $20 million for Special Olympics athletes, right here in Wisconsin.  Donations support the 18 different Olympic-type sports offered year-round, including National and World Games, as well as free health care screenings to ensure optimal health and performance during competition. The outcome?  The opportunity for over 10,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities to experience joy, pride and respect.  Pretty amazing, huh?

It’s Easy to Take the Plunge

Simply register on-line at www.plungewi.org and begin raising pledges to earn some cool prizes!  Don’t forget to invite your friends, family and coworkers to join your team.  Too chicken to Plunge?  That’s okay – there are a number of ways to get involved without getting wet!  Check out our website for more information and a complete schedule of events.

Too Chicken to Plunge?

Too cold?  Taking a year off?  A retired Plunger?  No problem!  Register as Too Chicken to Plunge.  Want to help support more than 10,000 Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes without having to jump in the freezin’ cold water?  Register as “Too Chicken to Plunge” and you will still have the ability to raise pledges, earn incentives, and be part of the fun!  Chickens are a great addition to every Plunge Team and are great at giving moral support, cheering from the comfort of the sidelines, taking team photos and helping to celebrate your team’s success.


More of a Sports Fan than a Plunger? 


NEW this year! Plunge Madness Volleyball tournament!  Get a team together and sign up to support Special Olympics! Call 608-789-7533 for more information.


Volunteers Are Needed

The Polar Plunge is our biggest fundraiser of the year and without your help we wouldn’t be able to make it a success to help fund over 10,000 athletes in Special Olympics Wisconsin.  Volunteers are the backbone of our organization.  Contact us if you would like to help with this event or any other Special Olympics Wisconsin event (we have many throughout the year)!

Schedule of Events

Saturday, March 2

8:00am-2:30pm…Free Shuttles

8:30am-2:00pm…Plunge Madness Volleyball Tournament

9:00am-12:00pm…Registration & Check In

10:30am-1:30pm…Entertainment provided by DJ T-Dog Miller

10:30am…Buffalo Wild Wings Wing Eating Challenge

11:30am…Opening Ceremonies & Plunging Begins

Early Event Check Ins

Avoid the long lines on Plunge day and check in early! Didn’t register online? No problem; you can also register at these early sites. Bring all collected pledges, sign up a plunge team and collect your earned incentives. Important…Only one team member needs to attend an Early Event Check In, but they must bring the following for each team member:

registration form (if the individual did not register online) and cash and check donations (each team member must have raised a minimum of $75).

Wednesday, March 4th

4:00pm–6:30pm; Task Karate, 1100 Kane St., La Crosse

Thursday, March 5th

11:00am-1:00pm; Culvers; State Road 16, Onalaska

4:00pm-7:00pm; Buffalo Wild Wings, State Road 16, Onalaska

Friday, March 6th

10:00am–7:00pm; Black River Beach Neighborhood Center 1433 Rose St., La Crosse

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