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Join us for the 2020 Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson 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. 

As the Executive Director of Special Olympic Chicago, I have seen first hand the impact that comradery, friendship, inclusion, confidence building, and ability to have the same experiences as their peers has on our community. They feel seen and included. The same thing that all of us want.

Join me in my effort to continue to provide life-changing experiences for those with intellectual disabilities.  Donate or join my team and ask your friends and family to donate to you! Every dollar helps us provide competitions, athletic equipment so they can compete safely, lunch and snacks to ensure they have the proper nutrition to have a gold medal-winning performance, and the necessary transportation to get them to and from their events.

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 presented by Jackson today. See you Sunday, March 1, 2020! 

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  • Warren Spector March 2020 $50.00
  • Liz Ladewig Gooooo Heather! February 2020 $50.00
  • Jacqueline Van Hall Go Heather Go!!! February 2020 $25.00
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  • Alliance Bernstein February 2020 $1,000.00
  • Heather George Special Olympics Chicago: Thank you for the amazing programming you bring to the city of Chicago for very special individuals in our community! February 2020 $1,000.00
  • Dyan Roppolo You got this! XO February 2020 $100.00
  • Amy Beard Hope you have a great event, Heather! February 2020 $100.00
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