2024 Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson   ○   SOC/SCC Associate Board (11:15 wave)

Emily Dunne

March 3, 2024 8:00am - August 1, 2024 2:00pm

My Personal Fundraising Page

Why I Plunge

Special Olympics and organizations like it are near and dear to my heart and deeply important to my family. Many of you had the pleasure of knowing my Uncle Mike, and to know him was to love him. He spent so much time participating in Special Olympics sporting events for majority of his life, especially excelling in swimming like his older sister and younger brother. Special Olympics gave him a strong community, passion for sports, crucial friendships, and confidence in himself. The kind of enrichment and self-esteem that comes form participating in Special Olympics is so important for our differently abled friends.This year will mark a decade since my uncle left this Earth, and I plunge for him!

On Sunday, March 3, 2024 I will participate in the 2024 Chicago Polar Plunge, one of the city's most popular winter fundraising events!  I am excited to take on the challenge of the Chicago Polar Plunge and jump into Lake Michigan’s chilly waters to support thousands of Chicagoans who participate in Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities programs. With your support, people with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to discover new strengths, abilities, and accomplishments.

There are three easy ways to support my plunging efforts:

  1. Donate to my fundraising page!

  2. Join my team and take the plunge with me at North Avenue Beach on March 3, 2024.

  3. Help me spread the word! Share my fundraising page with your friends and family. 

Please help me raise funds for this great cause by donating today!





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My Supporters

  • Annie Tinsman We love you Emily!! Love, Spencer and Annie February 2024
  • Adam Greer February 2024 $50.00
  • Mary Lynn Duffy February 2024 $26.25
  • Elizabeth Futch for Mikey!!! February 2024 $52.50
  • Alix Bosman You go girlie !!!!! What a beautiful thing you’re doing!!!! February 2024 $25.00
  • Richard Banko Go Emily!! February 2024 $105.00
  • Elizabeth Futch for Mikey!!! February 2024 $52.50
  • Claire Penrose February 2024 $52.50
  • Debra Dunne Way to go Emily! Thanks for honoring Uncle Mike in this fun way. Love you! Mom and Dad February 2024 $52.50
  • Kathy Batka Go Emily, plunge for Mike! February 2024 $52.50