Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge @ Ice Yards

Yards Park
355 Water Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
Tentative date: February 6, 2021

What is the Polar Plunge?

The Polar Plunge is a very cool way for the community to come out and show their support for Special Olympics DC. Individuals and teams take a dip in an above-ground swimming pool with to the cheers of the crowd! Athletes set the example and plunge first!

When:

Annually in February 

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!
    All plungers receive the “I plunged” t-shirt. Raise even more to receive other cool prizes including fleece jackets, cozy robes, and more.
  • Participate individually or on teams
  • Enjoy icy cocktails, local DC brews, interactive ice activities, live music, and more at the Ice Yards festival!

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!

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

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 winter sports, so let’s help them get in the game!

Did you know?
Special Olympics DC provides year-round sports training and competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in 10 Olympic-style sports at no cost to participants, thanks to your support.

Did you know?

Special Olympics DC provides year-round sports training and competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in 10 Olympic-style sports at no cost to participants, thanks to your support.

Get Freezin’ for a Reason with Special Olympics DC

Tentative Date: February 6, 2021
Learn more at: dcpolarplunge.org

Cool Schools Polar Plunges

Catholic University
3606 John McCormack Drive NE
Washington, DC 2000
Tentative date: February 12, 2021

Cool Schools Polar Plunges get our DC high school and college students to get freezin’ for a reason!

What to expect:

  • Students raise a minimum of $50 to “take the plunge” into an above ground pool at Catholic University
  • Schools compete for top honors in recruiting the biggest team, fundraising and spirit!
  • It’s a battle for the title of “Coolest School” in the area!

Learn more and register at sodccoolschools.org