The concept is simple: Students and staff register for a Cool School Plunge and fundraise to help support Special Olympics and earn money for your school in a friendly school-based competition. You can have student groups compete against each other or challenge a neighboring school.  

In the process, participants can earn awesome incentives and get a chance to jump into freezing cold water!  New this year, is our Plungester!  We will be traveling to different schools across the state, hosting school wide plunges (see locations & dates below).  Your school can host your own plunge and raise funds as well.  Any school that raises more than $500 by Feb 13th will have their choice of inflatable pools or sprinkler with slip-n-slide to use for their school plunge. All schools interested, will receive a “plunge ideas/safety info” guide from us to make sure your plunge is a successful event.   Schools raising the most funds this year, will be in the running to host a Cool School plunge with the Plungester next year

Are you interested in fundraising with a Cool School Polar Plunge?

Register online, create a team or individual page, start fundraising!  All participants are eligible for incentive prizes for funds raised. 

Cool School Plunge Details:

We will be traveling to schools this year with our new Plungester!  There will be a rally first, then all registered participants will take a jump into the icy cold water while their classmates and other attending schools cheer them on. Schools not participating in one of the scheduled Cool School plunges can host their own plunge but are encouraged to participate on or before the “Cool Schools Date” for their regional area.  

Friday, March 3, 2023 Windmill Pointe Park (Grosse Pointe Park)
Monday, March 6 Royal Oak High School
Thursday, March 2 Saline High School-AM
Tuesday, March 7 Northville High School-PM
Wednesday, March 8 Haslett High School-PM
Thursday, March 9 Zeeland West High School

Want to host your own Cool School Plunge?

Want to host your own event at your school?  You can register your plungers, and we’ll send a Cool School Plunge Kit to any schools that raise $500+ by Feb. 10th, 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.