Make the #PolarPromise and prepare to #MakeASplash for Special Olympics Chicago!

82% raised of $2,000,000 goal

18th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge Fundraiser

Make the #PolarPromise and prepare to #MakeASplash for Special Olympics Chicago!

Think you're fun? Take the test and jump in the lake for Special Olympics Chicago! Whether you go knee high, waist high or take the full plunge, all are welcome to join us! No registration fee! Free round trip bus for groups of 20 or more so recruit your friends. All are invited to post event "Melt Down Party" (11am-2pm). Music, food, cash bar and more!


Special Olympics Chicago

Through sports, Special Olympics Chicago is building communities of acceptance and inclusion for all people.  More than 7,000 individuals enjoy programs throughout the year and your participation will have a direct impact on enhancing the experience of these superstar athletes.  Participants set goals, train, and celebrate accomplishments just like you!


81% raised of $2,000,000 goal

Special Olympics has a big birthday this year, and ComEd employees are invited to help celebrate! In observance of Special Olympics’ 50th birthday this July, ComEd employees are invited to participate in a one-time campaign to help raise awareness and funds for the organization by purchasing limited edition Special Olympics 50th anniversary hard hats. All will be invited to join the ComEd Coolers at the Polar Plunge on March 4 – wearing your anniversary hard hat. If you are unable to attend in person on March 4, you can still sign up to be a #VirtualPlunger, which does not require a $50 donation. Participation is fun and easy!


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