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! 

Join us Saturday, February 24th, 2024!

To participate, raise the $100 minimum and join us at Yards Park on Saturday, February 24th, 2024 to take your plunge in an above-ground pool. Each plunger receives the commemorative 2024 Polar Plunge t-shirt, and can receive other cool incentive gifts for raising more. Best of all, all funds raised support Special Olympics DC’s year-round 


 12:00PM – 4:00PM | YARDS PARK | SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH, 2024

When and Where:

February 24, 2024

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!