Polar Plunge

February 2014
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Take the Plunge on February 24, 2024

The Polar Plunge, presented by Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Carlyle Lake. Participants must raise $100 in donations from friends, family and co-workers in exchange for jumping into the icy waters. Anyone can plunge — young & old.  All plungers must sign a waiver and plungers under the age of 18 MUST have a parent/guardian sign the waiver form. Attire: Anything but a wet suit; shoes are required; costumes encouraged.

Plunge Information

The plunge will take place Saturday, February 24 at Carlyle Lake’s Main Beach located at 801 Lake Road.

REGISTRATION will be held at the VISITORS CENTER. There will not be the Donut Dash again this year, but to make up for it they are introducing the Pre Plunge Party and Costume Parade!  Come out in your best Plunge costume and party it up before starting the plunge and a party it will be. There will be food, drinks and games for everyone!  For the costume parade the athletes will be awarding One Team and One Individual with the Golden Plunger award for best costume.

Be sure to get all your friends and family members to Plunge with you or cheer you on as you are freezing for a reason! Belly Flops are welcomed! Come be part of the fun!

Tentative Schedule below:

9:00 am – Registration Opens at the Visitors Center
10:00 am – Pre Plunge Party
11:30 am – Costume Parade
12:00 pm– PLUNGE TIME!

For additional information visit the Special Olympics Polar Plunge Event Page…

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Registration Info

Any questions call: 618-474-9263

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