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2024 ComEd Coolers

Get ready to go Under Lake Michigan!

The #ComEdCoolers will once again be participating in the Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson, and we need your help!

The Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson is back at North Avenue Beach on Sunday, March 3, 2024. Join us for great fun for a great cause!

This iconic winter tradition is historically the largest and most well-known plunge event, gathering thousands of participants, plus friends, families, and celebrities to support thousands of Chicago’s athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Funds raised will help us support Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities programs that provide athletic and life-enriching activities for thousands of athletes of all ages in all 77 Chicago neighborhoods.

Because of your participation, people with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to discover new strengths, abilities, and accomplishments.

The Plunge is a great challenge to undertake as an individual, or as a team with friends, family, or co-workers. Corporate teams are an integral part of the event and provide the ultimate team-building exercise. We provide the support you need to make your plunge a great success!  

Can’t join us in person? Register for our virtual option and participate from anywhere in the world!

For any questions, please email


Thank you to our sponsors!

Please note:




We strongly encourage and prefer donations through our online system.


Checks must be made out to Special Children's Charities.



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