WHAT IS THE COOL SCHOOLS PLUNGE?
The Cool Schools Plunge gives schools the opportunity to rally around inclusion while participating in a unique and wildly fun event!
The concept is simple: staff and students register and fundraise money for Special Olympics Michigan in a friendly school-based competition; you can have student groups compete against each other internally, and raise funds school-wide to compete against other local schools.
In the process, participants earn awesome incentives and get the chance to jump into freezing cold water. The day of the event, we bring the Polar Plunge directly to you! All schools that raise $500+ by Feb. 15th will have their choice of a slip-n-slide with sprinkler OR assortment of inflatable kiddie pools mailed to them. All schools will receive a “plunge ideas / safety info” guide from us to make sure your Plunge is a success, and top-fundraising locations may even have a large polar plunge pool brought right to them!
You provide the students, fundraising ideas, and support; we provide the plunge equipment, incentive items, and “swag” items for participating Plungers.
In the future, we plan to host “pep rally” events that will gather many area schools to plunge together. Being health-conscious, our Winter 2022 Cool Schools Plunges will be hosted on your own! We encourage all schools to participate on (or before) the “Cool Schools Date” for their regional area:
- Monday, March 7 – Detroit Metro
- Tuesday, March 8 – Ann Arbor Area
- Wednesday, March 9 – Lansing/Jackson/Mid-Mich.
- Thursday, March 10 – West Mich.
- Friday, March 11 – Northern Mich. & UP
Want to host your own event at your school? You can rally your plungers, and we’ll send a Cool School Plunge Kit to any schools that raise $500+ by Feb. 15th, complete with sprinkler and slip-n-slide OR an assortment of blow-up kiddie pools; the choice is yours on how you’d like to be bold and get cold to support Special Olympics Michigan!
We’ll send the shirts and incentives for plungers directly to you, and we will coordinate pick-up of any fundraised money turned-in the day of the event