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Please support our SharksNowCare team, proudly led by Niall Hardiman Board Member Special Olympics Chicago, co-captain Arnez Nisperos, with many great colleagues and friends from ServiceNow and other friends, family, partners, and neighbors making up our team. We jump in Freezing Lake Michigan every March to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Chicago. Thank you for your support and generous donations.

Join us for the 2020 Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson on Sunday, March 1st for the 20th Annviersary! 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 week and year-round in the city of Chicago. All funds raised will benefit the Special Olympics Chicago athletes, covering vital 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. 

Join our team or donate to help us exceed our fundraising targets to help this great charity and cause.  All are welcome to join our team - Feel free to recruit friends, family, partners and co-workers to #MAKEASPLASH. Teams with 20 members or more will be awarded for their efforts with a free, round-trip bus. Teams 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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  • Hardiman Family Charitable Trust August 2020 $1,000.00
  • Arthur J. Gallagher June 2020 $100.00
  • ServiceNow May 2020 $25.00
  • ServiceNow May 2020 $25.00
  • ServiceNow May 2020 $100.00
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  • Hardiman Family Charitable Trust August 2020 $1,000.00
  • April 2020 $1,000.00
  • Catriona de Chaumont Well done guys! We'll miss you this year. Hope it's not as cold as last years. Looking forward to diving back in next year!! Catriona & Mike February 2020 $1,000.00
  • Kevin Haverty Thank you team ServiceNow; Niall Hardiman, Matt Reinfeldt, Brian Dunbar, Paul Rice, Doug Crose, Lisa Gantos, Tom O'Connor and Bobby Herzberger. From Nancy and Kevin Haverty February 2020 $800.00
  • Muchael Herzberger Don’t forget your wet suit February 2020 $295.00
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