Polar Plunge

What is the Polar Plunge?

The Polar Plunge is a very cool way for the community to come out and show their support for the athletes of  Special Olympics DC.  There will be an above-ground swimming pool erected at the Yards Park, and participants will “take the plunge” to the cheers of the crowd! 

How to Participate?

To participate, raise the $100 minimum and join us at Yards Park on Saturday, February 25th to take your plunge in an above-ground pool. Each plunger receives the commemorative 2023 Polar Plunge t-shirt, and can receive other cool gifts for raising more.

What to expect:

  • Participants who raise a minimum of $100 will “take the plunge” into an ice cold above ground pool to get freezin’ for a reason!
  • There’s also a Virtual Plunge option. Take a dip in the snow, a cold water shower or bath, the hose in the backyard or any creative and chilly method at your place.  Post the video to raise funds to support our athletes

Too chicken to plunge? You can still make a donation to show your support of Special Olympics DC athletes, or fundraise to sponsor an athlete’s plunge!

When and Where:

February 25, 2023

12 noon – 4 pm at Yards Park

355 Water Street, SE, Washington DC.

Metro: Navy Yard

Why Participate:

Your involvement is critical in helping our athletes to achieve their goals and in showing that our community embraces acceptance and inclusion. Your fundraising makes a real impact in the lives of Special Olympics DC athletes, helping them lead healthier lives and develop valuable life skills. 

How do I get started?

Visit dcpolarplunge.org and click register to sign up. You can start a team, join a team or participate as an individual. Set up your Personal Plunge Page and you are on your way to Freezin’ for a Reason! With a few clicks, you can send an email to everyone to make a donation to your plunge.

Funds raised allow children and adults to participate in Special Olympics DC year-round programs, so let’s help them get in the game!

Ice Yards And Polar Plunge!

The Polar Plunge and ICE YARDS will be joining forces again this year to take the frozen fun to another level!  The event will include music, interactive ice activities, food vendors from neighborhood favorites and so much more! If you raise the minimum, $100, to plunge you get a FREE entrance to Ice Yards!