17th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge
$1,500,000 Goal
109% of Goal
$1,630,490 Raised

Make the #PolarPromise and prepare to #MakeASplash for Special Olympics Chicago

A “warm” thanks to you for your participation at our Chicago Polar Plunge!  On behalf of our 6,800 athletes and their families, thank you for making a lasting difference.  We very much appreciate your support in helping to create a community of acceptance and inclusion for all.


Thanks to your efforts and the generous support of your donors, we have exceeded our fundraising goal of $1.5 million!  You joined us to #MakeASplash so be sure to share these great photos with friends and family and let them know you were “freezin for a reason”! To show our appreciation, there is no cost to download these images but we do ask that you share them along with a link to your fundraising page. Please click here to view your Chicago Polar Plunge photos!  Download password is thankyou (no spaces).

Special acknowledgement to the ComEd Coolers whose 675 team members raised a record breaking $276,000 !


2017 #ChicagoPolarPlunge Video Preview from SCC/Special Olympics Chicago on Vimeo.


On behalf of our 6,800  athletes and their families, thank you for making a lasting difference.

Thanks to our partners!

Special Children's CharitiesChicago Park DistrictChicago Public Schools

We appreciate your support!

ComEdUnitedPeople's GasMariano'sSubwayUberHills BrosNBC5 ChicagoTelemundoXRTThe ScoreInspired Catering and EventsCACHome DepotAmeriGasJohnsonvilleJohnsonvilleYelp


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Top Fundraisers

Shay Bahramirad $31,800.00
D Construction Deep Freeze$28,975.00
Jen Kramer$20,750.01
Matt Panszczyk$18,550.00
Tony DiPaolo$14,285.00
Team Tommy Nee$12,000.00
Joe Mahoney (MJ Electric)$11,001.00
Gunnar Guppie$8,069.00
Brian DeVries$7,752.50
KetchOurPlunge$7,400.00

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