Welcome to the 2024 Polar Plunge!

This Winter, waterfronts across our state will once again be packed with brave polar plungers. Just chill though, you don’t have to get in the water. Whether you get cold for a cause or show up to cheer others on, this annual tradition has something for everyone. Find the Polar Plunge event in your community and join us for an experience like no other.

By joining in the fun, you’ll be supporting thousands of athletes across our state.

Find a Plunge Near You and SIGN UP!

Register individually or as a team.

Feb 24

Seattle

Alki Beach

PlungeFest Event

  • 👹 Costume Contest
  • 🍺 Beer Garden
  • 🍔 Food Trucks
  • 🏐 Beach Games
  • 🔊 DJs
  • & More!
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Mar 01

Wenatchee

Walla Walla State Park

Winter Games Launch Party!

  • 👹 Costume Contest
  • 🏐 Beach Games
  • ☕ Hot Chocolate
  • 🥘 Soup Station
  • & More!
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Mar 09

Anacortes

Seafarer’s Memorial Park

Polar Plunge & 5K Fun Run!

  • 👹 Costume Contest
  • 🏐 Beach Games
  • ☕ Hot Chocolate
  • 🎉 Day-of-Raffle
  • 🥘 Soup Station
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Mar 16

Tri-Cities

Columbia Point Marina Park

PlungeFest Event

  • 👹 Costume Contest
  • 🍔 Food Trucks
  • 🔊 DJs
  • 🏐 Beach Games
  • ♨️ Hot Tubs
  • & More!
Join the Party!

GET YOUR COSTUME READY!

The Costume Contest is one of the highlights of Polar Plunge. Dressing up to take a chilly dip may not be something you ever thought you’d do, but it’s a ton of fun and makes for some incredible photos. It’s never too early to start planning your solo or group costume!

Each Polar Plunge event will feature a costume contest with prizes. Winners will be chosen based on crowd response, so bring your friends and family to cheer you on!

Individual Winners of the Costume Contest will receive a medal and a Polar Plunge Prize Pack! Team Winners of the Costume Contest will win a trophy!

Why We Plunge

Help our athletes go “Beyond Gold”!

With your support, Special Olympics Washington can continue to impact the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). From year-round sports training and competitions, to health and leadership programs, your participation will help empower athletes to shatter stereotypes and exceed their personal bests on and off the playing field.

Whether you take the plunge or donate, proceeds from the Polar Plunge will fuel our Beyond Gold initiatives. Through this ambitious 5-year campaign, Beyond Gold will help us offer more life-changing and inclusive programs, and reach even more individuals with IDDs in Washington. Learn more at BeyondGoldWA.com.

Once registered, you’ll have your own fundraising page on the website. Share the link with friends and family in email, text message, or on social media so others can support your commitment to get cold for a cause!

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Our 2024 Polar Plunge Goal is $225,000

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TOTAL PLUNGERS

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Sign up to attend a Polar Plunge near you and you’ll get your own fundraising profile! Share your profile with friends and family in email, text message, or on social media so others can support your commitment to get cold for a cause!

By registering to Plunge, you pledge to raise a minimum of an additional $50, after the registration fee, in support of Special Olympics Washington.

Leaderboard

The Overall Top Individual Fundraiser Will Win:

Polar Plunge Medal and two round-trip airline vouchers on Alaska Airlines!

The Overall Top Fundraising Team Will Win:

$100 Gift Card for a Celebration Pizza Party and Polar Plunge Medals for every team member!

$75,000
Most Funds Raised

by an INDIVIDUAL

Janice McClain $12,312
1
Matthew McCain $10,920
2
Loren Franz $2,623
3

by a TEAM

Vit Plant 4 Val $33,775
1
Sports Page Bar $18,038
2
Bones -Hugs-n Harmony $4,582
3
$140,000
Most Funds Raised

by an INDIVIDUAL

Kristi Bridgman $6,597
1
Jeffrey Beazizo $6,431
2
Erik Scairpon $6,191
3

by a TEAM

NORTH COUNTY COPSICLES $19,125
1
Erik Johnsons Nearly Nekkid ... $17,344
2
King County Sheriff's Office $14,270
3
$30,000
Most Funds Raised

by an INDIVIDUAL

Stephen Evitt $1,650
1
Thomas Williams $1,297
2
Bra Johnson $380
3

by a TEAM

Mega Auto Sales $2,026
1
Wenatchee PD Icicles $2,004
2
DOUGLAS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFF... $1,620
3
$7,500
Most Funds Raised

by an INDIVIDUAL

Jalen Baribault $1,770
1
Rebecca Clifford $1,334
2
Kandy Paulson $1,315
3

by a TEAM

ASD Inclusive Services Team $5,214
1
Mount Erie Mustangs $3,482
2
WSU Cougar Swim Team $2,368
3

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Through Special Olympics Washington, our athletes build friendships, overcome obstacles, and are empowered to realize their full potential. Success on the field leads to more opportunities in daily life as the community learns about the unique abilities and contributions of our athletes. Thanks to your support, all Special Olympics programs are provided at no cost to the athletes and their families.

You are correct. Please see your Cool Schools Flyer for details or email LETR@sowa.org.

You can still plunge, but we can not guarantee that you will receive a t-shirt so don’t wait! Register today!

Click ‘Login’ (top right) to get to your fundraising profile. Then click ‘Manage’ (top right rectangle by your personal icon). This will bring you to your home page. Review the tabs at the top of the square in front of you and edit away! Remember, Team Captains can update their team and personal pages!

At the event you will have the option to pay the balance to reach your fundraising minimum. You are also welcome to come join the Winter Beach Party, you just can’t plunge.

Yes, donations are tax-deductible, registration fees are not. Special Olympics Washington is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization.

Register at PolarPlungeWA.com and begin raising donations from friends, family, and colleagues! You can also find the offline donation form here.

Follow these easy steps!

Go here

Choose your event location

Click the ‘Register’ Button

Select ‘Create a Team’

Type in your Team Name, Team Fundraising Goal, and Team Page Headline

Hint: you can edit these later

Add 1 ticket under Individual Polar Plunger and confirm your registration by clicking the purple REGISTER’ button in the bottom right.

Follow the rest of the prompts, completing the registration process

Check your e-mail for the set-up instructions forto your fundraising page

Go here

Choose your event location

Click the ‘Register’ Button

Select ‘Join a Team’ and ‘CHOOSE TEAM NAME’ from the drop-down options

Add 1 ticket under Individual Polar Plunger and confirm your registration by clicking the purple ‘REGISTER’ button in the bottom right.

Follow the rest of the prompts, completing the registration process

Check your e-mail for the set-up instructions

Customize your personal page and start fundraising!

There is a $25 registration fee and a $50 additional fundraising minimum to Plunge for a total of $75 for Special Olympics Washington.

Register and then raise the $50 minimum 30 days before the event. After 30 days a t-shirt is not guaranteed!

More than half of donors give because of your personal connection to the mission of Special Olympics Washington. Bottom line: You’re more likely to raise more money for Special Olympics Washington!

Don’t stress. Email LETR@sowa.org and someone on our team will help you out.

Please do not mail cash. Turn the cash into a cashier’s check and mail to us or deposit into your own account and make an equal donation online. Alternatively, we will be accepting donations at packet pick-up and the plunge!

Registration fees and donations are non-refundable. We thank you for supporting Special Olympics Washington.

Friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, or anyone you want!

You can make a general donation to the event here to support thousands of athletes throughout Washington. Sponsor the event or speak to your employer about sponsoring. Come to our beach party as a spectator. Or you can send in a donation with this form.

Please contact Hilary Bhagat at hbhagat@sowa.org

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