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Valerie
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It’s never too late to post. Share your memories with us on social and be sure to add the #PlungeIllinois hashtag to connect with other Plungers across the state.

Please connect with the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run through our social media channels. Don't forget to tag us in your posts so we can stay up-to-date with your activities leading up to the big event.

Polar Plunge Safety Policy

Please be safe with your Create Your Own Plunge choices. Special Olympics Illinois is not responsible for any injuries that occur while participating in the Create Your Own Plunge option.

Those choosing to Create Your Own Plunge are encouraged to be safe with their Create Your Own Plunge choices. Special Olympics Illinois utilizes a professional dive team in the water and emergency responders to ensure the safety of our participants at traditional Polar Plunges. Do not attempt to jump into a lake, river or any other open body of water for the Create Your Own Plunge. Participants should not do anything that could physically harm themselves or others. Special Olympics Illinois is not responsible for any injuries that occur while participating in the Create Your Own Plunge.


Special Olympics Illinois is the only entity in Illinois accredited by Special Olympics, Inc. and authorized by license to use the Polar Plunge® trademark and logo. Any issues or liabilities arising from Chicago Polar Plunge are the sole responsibility of Special Children’s Charities. Please feel free to contact Special Olympics Illinois at mmayer@soill.org with any questions.

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