What is a Polar Plunge?
As the name implies, a Polar Plunge is a winter fundraising event whereby individuals have the “honour” of jumping into the icy waters of a nearby lake or similar body of water. They are able to participate by securing donations from friends, family members, co-workers, local business or their community in general. This is a signature provincial event of the Law Enforcement Torch Run initiative benefiting Special Olympics Ontario (SOO).
How Does the Polar Plunge Raise Money?
‘Plungers’ will either pay the registration fee or fundraise the minimum requirement to be able to take part in the Plunge. In most cases, incentives will be given to Plungers based on how much money they raise in donations.
Where Does the Money Go?
100% of the funds will directly benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.
Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Ontario
How it Works
Each plunger is required to register and/or fundraise to jump to frozen glory. Plungers can raise additional funds, earning them extra incentives along the way.
Each plunge is a different party you can be part of! You can raise funds in person, online, or a combination of both. Our online fundraising portal is extremely user-friendly and a great way to reach out to all your friends and family in an instant!
A charitable donation receipt will be issued by Special Olympics Ontario for donations over $20 or more, receipts are issued via email instantaneously when made online.
If you prefer the hard copy fundraising method, your pledge money and forms can be submitted on the day of the plunge during registration.
Details about submission and registration will be posted on your event page.
Are you participating in a Plunge this Winter and want to find out additional ways to raise money for Special Olympics? The resources listed below will get you on your way to support the cause and be #FreezinforaReason