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Athlete
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Michael
Athlete
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Get Social

Please connect with Special Olympics Illinois through our social media channels. Don't forget to tag us in your posts throughout plunge season so we can stay up-to-date with your activities leading up to the big event.

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 PlungeĀ option.

Those choosing to Create Your Own Plunge are encouraged to be safe with their Create Your Own Plunge choices. Special Olympic 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 PlungeĀ® trademark and logo. Any issues or liabilities arising from Chicago Polar Plunge are the sole responsibility of Special Childrenā€™s Charities. Please feel free to contact Special Olympics Illinois at amcmillin@soill.org with any questions.