2015 Polar Plunge

Support Special Olympics Indiana by joining the fun of the Polar Plunge. Join us for this extreme fundraising event for the warm at heart.

Participants must raise a “bear” minimum of $75 ($50 minimum for students with a student I.D.) to take a daring dip into Indiana’s winter waters. All funds raised by the event benefit Special Olympics Indiana.

Click the “Register online now” button to register yourself or your team of 10 or more for the 2015 Polar Plunge. This button will send you to our official registration site with instructions on how to register for your Plunge site. Participants must be at least 12 years old on the day of the Plunge. Participants under the age of 18 must have a signature from a parent or guardian. Thank you for “Freezin’ for a Reason!”

Indiana Polar Plunge App – coming soon!

Feel the Power of the Polar Plunge with the first of its kind, as Special Olympics Indiana introduces a Polar Plunge mobile App.  Download to your smartphone to get the latest event calendars, directions, pictures, videos, plunge contests, dip tips and all things Plunge! Paw R. Bear gives the App “two paws up” for the new tool created by our friends at Bluebridge.

2015 Calendar of Events

January 31, 2015
FEBRUARY 7, 2015
FEBRUARY 14, 2015
FEBRUARY 21, 2015
FEBRUARY 28, 2015
MARCH 7, 2015

virtual plunger

Get the “thrill” without the “chill”! Sign up today to be a part of the virtual plunger program. Participants are eligible for the Plunge incentive items starting at the $75 level to receive the souvenir t-shirt.

Super Plunger Program

Only for the bravest souls and the warmest hearts, the Super Plunger program dares participants to go beyond the call of duty. Contact Scott Furnish to learn more about the Super Plunger program and meet a few of our Hall of Famers who plunged multiple times in one year and raised more than $4,000 to benefit Special Olympics Indiana. Click here for more information on our Super Plunger program.

Campus Challenge

The 2015 Campus Challenge class has five schools competing for the traveling trophy. Good luck to all in winning this year’s competition for top fundraising university!

Congratulations to Purdue University, winner of the 2014 Campus Challenge.

plunge prizes

The more you raise, the more it benefits Special Olympics Indiana. You can also win these great prizes. It’s a win, win situations! Click here for levels and prize redemption information.



paw r. bear

Hello fans of Special Olympics Indiana! My name is Paw R. Bear and I’m the official mascot of the Indiana Polar Plunge. The winter is my favorite time of the year. Feel free to follow me as I travel the state of Indiana to raise excitement and share information about the upcoming Plunge events. This is going to be a great year as we celebrate our 16th anniversary of the Polar Plunge. Follow me on twitter @PawRBear. Maybe I will be visiting a town near you?

Volunteer Opportunities

For information about volunteer opportunities for the 2015 Polar Plunge, please email Rachel Robertson or call 800-742-0612, ext. 234.

Need More Information?

For more information about the Polar Plunge or sponsorship opportunities, please email Scott Furnish, or call him at 800-742-0612, ext. 236.

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