2024 Polar Plunges for Special Olympics

The Special Olympics’ Polar Plunge is a fun and cool way to make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities — and it’s an experience that participants won’t soon forget. The organization’s signature fundraiser, the Polar Plunge takes individuals and groups out of their comfort zone and challenges them to take an icy dip into a body of water in the middle of winter –- a sign of their commitment to Special Olympics and support of thousands of athletes.


There are 9 Polar Plunge events set to be held at venues across the state of Ohio this winter. Some events are in early January, while others occur as late as March.

Interested in taking the plunge for a good cause? Select which Polar Plunge option is best for you by clicking the location below and registering today!


Mosquito Lake, January 20th
Greater Cincinnati, January 27th at The Banks
Caesar Creek, February 3rd 
Columbus, February 10th at Lower.com Field
Cleveland, February 24th at Gateway Plaza
Grand Lake St. Marys, February 24th
Indian Lake, March 16th
Polar Plunge My Way, all February long

Your involvement is critical as proceeds raised help provide year-round sports training and competition, health education, and leadership programs for 20,000 Special Olympics Ohio athletes. Your contribution and involvement also helps athletes achieve their goals while creating a sense of belonging in the community.

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