2024 Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson

matthew Mardiks

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

Matthew Freezes his but off again

HI Everyone Once again I am plunging into Lake Michigan for a great cause. Please consider donating and watching me freeze my ass off in the lake.

Why I Plunge

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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  • Brian Beck Go Matthew! Last month
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  • Stephanie Grasso Good luck Matt! You’re brave! February 2024 $50.00
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