WELCOME TO THE 2024 POLAR PLUNGE

Every Splash Raises Cash

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Total Raised

$1,987,310
Total Plungers:7,776

HOW IT WORKS

The Polar Plunge is a series of events where people brave the cold for the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan.

1

REGISTER

Sign up to Plunge at one of our 28+ events state-wide. Recruit friends and family to join your team!
2

FUNDRAISE

Raise the minimum $100 to support the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan. Go above and beyond to make a greater impact and earn awesome incentives!
3

PLUNGE

Jump into freezing cold water and bask in your generous glory!
Get Started

2024 LEADERBOARDS

INDIVIDUALS

Tim Adams|Jackson In Action

Register for a Plunge
Earned a Sweatshirt($100)
Hit $1000
Hit $3000
Long Time Plunger (16+ years)
First time taking the plunge

Brennon Warren|Midland Police Department

Register for a Plunge
Earned a Sweatshirt($100)
Hit $1000
Hit $3000
Long Time Plunger (16+ years)
First time taking the plunge

Rob VanSuilichem|The Everdry Plungers "2014"!

Register for a Plunge
Earned a Sweatshirt($100)
Hit $1000
Hit $3000
Long Time Plunger (16+ years)
First time taking the plunge

Ben Bakken|"Fancy" / Tri-Star / Capital Insurance

Register for a Plunge
Earned a Sweatshirt($100)
Hit $1000
Hit $3000
Long Time Plunger (16+ years)
First time taking the plunge

Jon Zickert|Real Estate One Charitable Foundation - Northwest MIchigan

Register for a Plunge
Earned a Sweatshirt($100)
Hit $1000
Hit $3000
Long Time Plunger (16+ years)
First time taking the plunge

Jim Dennis

Register for a Plunge
Earned a Sweatshirt($100)
Hit $1000
Hit $3000
Long Time Plunger (16+ years)
First time taking the plunge

Law Enforcement/ Corrections/LETR

$29,371Raised(98%)
98%
$19,371Raised(97%)
97%
$19,228Raised(128%)
128%
$18,973Raised(95%)
95%
$15,917Raised(159%)
159%

Special Olympics Athlete / Area / Delegation

$26,794Raised(5359%)
5359%
$7,144Raised(179%)
179%
$6,202Raised(248%)
248%
$5,591Raised(186%)
186%
$4,149Raised(277%)
277%

Community Team/Other

$39,427Raised(789%)
789%
$18,980Raised(380%)
380%
$9,816Raised(123%)
123%
$9,319Raised(124%)
124%

College/University Group

$22,261Raised(124%)
124%
$7,391Raised(739%)
739%
$4,518Raised(151%)
151%
$3,408Raised(341%)
341%
$3,280Raised(66%)
66%

Corporate - Small(Less than 250 employees)

$6,404Raised(320%)
320%
$5,897Raised(1179%)
1179%
$5,235Raised(105%)
105%
$5,142Raised(171%)
171%
$3,944Raised(789%)
789%

Restaurant/Bar

$19,371Raised(97%)
97%
$8,946Raised(1789%)
1789%
$6,817Raised(341%)
341%
$2,641Raised(264%)
264%
$1,543Raised(31%)
31%
$1,399Raised(280%)
280%

K-12/Youth Group

$28,060Raised(175%)
175%
$13,243Raised(132%)
132%
$12,611Raised(126%)
126%
$11,245Raised(225%)
225%
$10,632Raised(213%)
213%

Corporate - Large(More than 250 Employees)

$39,636Raised(159%)
159%
$39,427Raised(789%)
789%
$18,582Raised(116%)
116%
$15,907Raised(106%)
106%

EARN BADGES

REGISTER FOR A POLAR PLUNGE

FIRST TIME TAKING THE PLUNGE

LONG TIME PLUNGER (16+ YEARS)

EARNED A SWEATSHIRT ($100)

HIT $1000

HIT $3000

FILL THE MAP!

Let’s celebrate the nationwide support for Special Olympics Michigan by filling up this map with at least one generous donation from every state.

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Donors

MONTHLY CHALLENGE

At the end of each month we will announce the top individual and top team!

NOVEMBER

TOP INDIVIDUAL

$27,525Raised(138%)
138%

DECEMBER

TOP INDIVIDUAL

$20,188Raised(101%)
101%

JANUARY

TOP INDIVIDUAL

FEBRUARY

TOP INDIVIDUAL

$7,762Raised(103%)
103%

NOVEMBER

TOP TEAM

$28,060Raised(175%)
175%

DECEMBER

TOP TEAM

$29,371Raised(98%)
98%

JANUARY

TOP TEAM

$39,427Raised(789%)
789%

FEBRUARY

TOP TEAM

$12,727Raised(127%)
127%

CHALLENGE 3

Challenge Ended

Challenge to get 1000 plungers by the end of 2023

A little cold water's got nothing on you! You've got what it takes to take the plunge. You're up to the challenge and are ready to jump in, so share your excitement with everyone you know! Challenge your friends, family and co-workers to get registered today.
1,000
100%Matched1,000Plungers

Challenge Ended

Challenge to Raise $125,000 by the end of 2023

Every splash raises cash! We challenge you to help us reach our first goal of $125,000 before the end of 2023. Let’s plunge into fundraising!!
100%
100%Matched$125,000Donated

Challenge Ended

Challenge to Raise $1,000,000 by Feb. 15, 2024

Challenge accepted!! Come on plungers, let’s hit the $1,000,000 mark!
100%
100%Matched$1,000,000Donated

INCENTIVES

$3000+

Patagonia Jacket

Color/Style Subject to Change Due to Availability

$1500

The North Face Pullover

$1000

JBL Speaker

$500

The North Face Duffel Bag

$250

Polar Plunge Towel

$100

Polar Plunge Sweatshirt

The first level incentive (2024 Annual Plunge Sweatshirt) and the second, third and fourth level incentives will be picked up on plunge day. Plungers qualifying for the $1,500 & $3,000 level will receive a redemption email to claim their prize.

DONOR ROLL

Thank you to all our donors—your generous contributions go directly towards making a meaningful impact.