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We are Parker's Party! Parker is now a 4th grader at St. Barnabas School. Parker continues to light up our school and is making incredible strides in and out of the classroom. Together with other teachers, our families, friends, and loved ones we will take the plunge into freezing Lake Michigan to raise support and awareness for people of every age and ability to have the same opportunities that we are all lucky enough to have everyday. We hope you will be able to join us as we #makeasplash for Parker and all those who need a little extra love and support. If you cannot join us on March 1st please consider donating to this amazing cause. Last year our team more than doubled and so did our fundraising goal. We are so excited Parker can now plunge with us! This year our goal is $20,000. We hope you can join us on this fun, freezing but heart warming day!! This is now my 4th plunge for Parker. I was lucky enough to call him one of my amazing students in second grade and he will always hold a special place in my heart. It has been an absolute joy watching him grow up. More information will be posted on the team page as the event gets closer!!


Lots of Love and Thanks! Grace


Join us for the 2020 Chicago Polar Plunge on Sunday, March 1st for the 20th Anniversary! Take the challenge and jump in Lake Michigan for Special Olympics Chicago! All are welcome to join us, whether you go knee deep, waist high, or take the full plunge. 

Be #FREEZINFORAREASON and support the 7,500+ special olympians who compete year-round in the city of Chicago. All funds raised will benefit the Special Olympics Chicago athletes, covering program costs such as transportation, sports equipment, team uniforms and food. Through your participation, people with intellectual disabilities have the opportunity to discover new strengths, abilities and success. 

Plunge as an individual alongside other supporters, join a team or create your own fearless team. Recruit friends, family and co-workers to #MAKEASPLASH. Teams with 20 members or more will be awarded for their efforts with a free, round-trip bus. Teams that raise $20,000 or moe are eligible to receive a 20x20 tent. All are invited to the post-plunge "Melt Down Party" with music, food, cash bar and more! 

Make the #PolarPromise and register for the Chicago Polar Plunge today. See you Sunday, March 1, 2020! 

Facebook: Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children's Charities

Instagram: specialolympicschicago

Twitter: Sp Olympics Chicago

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  • Sheila O’Brien March 2020 $25.00
  • Anthea McCormick March 2020 $52.50
  • Mary McNerney March 2020
  • Mary Vogt & Charles Brown February 2020 $100.00
  • Flannery McGowan and Family We are sending our love to Parker's Party! February 2020 $26.25
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  • Mary Ann Enzweiler February 2020 $787.50
  • James Brett Way to go Grace! February 2020 $200.00
  • OToole Family Keep up the good work, Gracie - love The Moyer Street O'Tooles February 2020 $105.00
  • Kristin Haberkorn So sad to be missing it this year. Patrick, Ed, and I will be cheering you on! February 2020 $105.00
  • Grace Sadowski January 2020 $105.00
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