100% of the funds will directly benefit over 26,000 Special Olympics athletes across Ontario.

Since 1968, Special Olympics Ontario has been using the transformative power of sport and joy to reveal the full potential of athletes with intellectual disabilities. It has given them a place to shine and thrive.

With your help, we can continue fostering confidence, lifelong healthy habits, friendship, and a multitude of life skills in our athletes.

Polar Plunging is your opportunity to support Special Olympics Ontario on their mission to change attitudes and create a happier and more inclusive society! YOU CAN help make this positive difference.


So, what’s a Polar Plunge?

Polar Plunge is a winter fundraising event where individuals have the “honour” of jumping into the icy waters of a nearby lake, pool, bin or another cold body of water. Participants secure 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 benefiting Special Olympics Ontario (SOO).

And how does the Polar Plunge raise money?

‘Plungers’ either pay the registration fee or fundraise the minimum requirement to be able to take part in the Plunge. Plungers can earn incentives  based on how much money they raise in donations.  Great incentives AND supporting an amazing cause!  Why not participate?


Goal: $600,000

Raised: $50,500


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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.

Plunger Tools

Are you participating in a Plunge this winter and want some great ideas for fundraising and for making the most of your plunge? Click the button below to downloat your Plunger toolkit #FreezinForAReason

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