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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. 

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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  • City of Aurora March 2020 $300.00
  • William Gindhart Great job Don March 2020 $25.00
  • Anonymous March 2020 $10.00
  • Jack and Jody Bender Keep up the great work, Don! Jack & Jody February 2020
  • Riley Fuller February 2020 $25.00
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  • City of Aurora March 2020 $300.00
  • Anonymous We are on our way Thank you for your support December 2019 $125.00
  • Tom Grotovsky February 2020 $100.00
  • Tony Cella Keep doing great things for others, Don! February 2020 $100.00
  • Don Wirth make it Happen again 2020 for the Special Olympics Athlete Chicago November 2019 $100.00
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