Don't miss out on the 'coolest' thing you'll do this year! Join us for the Polar Plunge in April! Registration is now open for the 2023 Cedar Falls/Waterloo Polar Plunge® to be held Saturday, April 22nd at George Wyth State Park. The Polar Plunge is a signature fundraiser for Special Olympics and offers a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations to raise money and support Special Olympics Iowa athletes by plunging into frigid waters.
How does the Polar Plunge work?
Step 1: Register online to participate in a Plunge.
Step 2: Set your fundraising goal and raise a minimum of $75. Donations can be made online or in person via cash or check on the day of the Plunge. The more you raise, the more great Polar Plunge® gear you can earn.
Step 3: Check-in at the welcome table on plunging day and then take the PLUNGE!
Step 4: Don’t forget to bring a towel and some dry clothes to change into after the plunge.
Step 5: Share your photos and videos on social media to show that you were freezin’ for a reason!
There is a way for everyone to be involved – plunge solo, plunge as a team, toss your boss, sponsor an individual or team, the corporate challenge or volunteer at the event. Too chicken to take the plunge? No problem! You can register as a chicken and still raise funds for Special Olympics Iowa.
Lincoln Savings Bank is the Presenting Sponsor of this event.
For more information or to register online, visit the official Polar Plunge webpage.
What: Polar Plunge® for Special Olympics Iowa
Who: Open to the Public
When: Saturday, April 22nd
Where: George Wyth State Park Beach (3659 Wyth Road, Waterloo, IA)
Schedule of events:
Registration & Check-In: 10:45-11:45am
Post Party: Immediately following the plunge. Enjoy food, music, prizes, and fun!
About Special Olympics Iowa: Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA), a statewide nonprofit organization, provides high-quality training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in all 99 counties of Iowa. SOIA offers 23 Olympic-style sports to more than 14,600+ athletes and Unified Sports partners year-round.
Since 1968, Special Olympics has provided an inclusive culture that stresses athletic excellence, rewards determination, emphasizes health and celebrates personal achievement. Through Special Olympics sports training and competition, children and adults with intellectual disabilities reach their full potential and experience inclusion in their communities every day.