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! 

Thank you for joining us this February at the 2024 DC Polar Plunge!

On Saturday, February 25th, over 250 Plungers took the brave and chilly dip into an above-ground pool in Yards Park to show their support for Special Olympics DC athletes.

Our community showed out! All-star Plunge teams included Wawa, Brookfield Properties, Bob’s Discount Furniture, Georgetown Athletics, Metropolitan Police Department, and more!


Thanks to the Special Olympics DC community, the 2024 DC Polar Plunge Campaign raised over $180,000 dollars to support essential, year-round sports, education, and health programs for over 2,500 people with intellectual disabilities in DC.

There’s still time to donate to support Special Olympics DC athletes!