17th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge
PLEASE SPONSOR
Plungaholics 2017!
Amount Raised
$25,468.58
Fundraising Goal $10,000.00

Our Message

Welcome to the Chicago Polar Plunge 2017!  This page directly benefits Chicago's Special Olympics!!  There are 3 very easy ways you can help...

1.) Join our team (The Plungaholics) for an experience like none other, by clicking the red “Join The Team” button above!  If you don't feel like plunging, you can still donate!! 

2.) Donate now by clicking the red “Donate Now” button above:). 

3.) Pass this page onto your family, friends and co-workers and help us exceed our goal!!

We appreciate the support and hope you join our team today!!

**Details for the pre and post party are to come!**

Event Date
Mar 5, 2017 10:00 AM
Location Name
North Ave Beach
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Our Team

Our Supporters (73)

Tom Schroder left a message
Mar 11, 2017 8:37 AM
Also, I saw Coach Josh recently and gave him crap for blowing us off. Remember on Feb 24th on this thread he said if this team raised $10K he'd set up a DJ booth in our bus. He claims he never posted this. So it seems we have another imposter on hand. He did say he was up for it next year so keep this in mind organizers!
The real Tom Schroder left a message
Mar 11, 2017 8:35 AM
Greetings Plungaholic brothers and sisters. I sent in a dozen representative pics of our plunge activities and some brief words to the Suburban Life newspaper to increase awareness for this great cause. I have no control over which pics will make the editors cut. Look for this in the Wed, March 15th edition.
Mike Steffes (Austin Powers) left a message
Mar 5, 2017 8:03 PM
Go team, had a great time hanging out with you guys.
Mike Steffes donated $200.00
Mar 5, 2017 8:02 PM
See Family donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 5, 2017 3:47 PM
Friend of Special Olympics Chicago donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 5, 2017 7:40 AM
Mason, Lila and kai donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 4, 2017 8:15 AM
Mike & Tracy Willard donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 3, 2017 10:03 PM
David Francis left a message
Mar 3, 2017 1:40 PM
Thank you so much Ashley!
Nicki left a message
Mar 3, 2017 12:56 PM
Thanks so much Ashley - you are the best!
Ashley Reed left a message
Mar 3, 2017 12:48 PM
Hi team. All of the shirts and bags have been picked up from the beach today and will bring them to the Blattner's Sunday morning.
TOM SCHRODER left a message
Mar 3, 2017 12:28 PM
Funny Ryan. Spell the name correct (SCHRODER). I don't want to be confused with the imposter that spells it like this: Tom Schroeder. That one is on another team. Not related to me and I've never met him. The Schroder Shuttle comment came out of a bus ride we took home from a CF charity event the Blattner's organized last Fri PM. I helped with the Limo Bus transportation. The Plungaholics Team is doing great! I'm 100% confident we'll reach the $20K mark.
Jason McDaniel left a message
Mar 3, 2017 12:05 PM
Not sure about the shuttle comments, Ryan - but I think we do need those buses. Either way, I'm looking forward to meeting Otis. Hey - Can we drink at this event ?
Ryan Cota left a message
Mar 3, 2017 11:59 AM
Forget these buses...I wanna ride in a Schroeder Shuttle, a Schroeder Shuttle, a Schroeder Shuttle, a Schroeder Shuttle!!!!
Jason McDaniel left a message
Mar 3, 2017 11:28 AM
Well welcome the real Tom Schroder!! We thought you were on another team!! Glad you are joining us! Is Otis driving both buses? I see his post below. Don't we have 2 buses? Anyway... Who is Uncle Dwight?
The real TOM SCHRODER left a message
Mar 3, 2017 10:56 AM
OK I've officially joined this awesome Plungaholics team for a few reasons: 1) to raise money for a great cause; 2) so I can meet this other Tom Schroeder imposter that spells his name with an extra "e" and trash talked this team; 3) to see Coach Josh setup his DJ booth in the bus (Josh you said you’d do that if the team reached $10K and I know we’re going to double that); 4) just maybe this near zero water temp of Lake MI will be a natural vasectomy.
Vince Vaughn left a message
Mar 2, 2017 10:14 PM
Hi Otis the bus driver--we will have plenty of liquor to spill down your guzzle! Fire up 3423!! We have a long drive ahead of us.
Uncle Dwight left a message
Mar 2, 2017 9:42 PM
Ohhhh yeahhhhhhhhh
Bus Driver - Chicago Polar Plunge Group 3423 left a message
Mar 2, 2017 8:42 PM
Hello - I'm scheduled to pick this group up at the Blattner House? Will you have beer for me on the way down or what?? Otis
Friend of Special Olympics Chicago donated $25.00
Mar 2, 2017 4:47 PM
Downers Grove Junior Woman's Club donated $300.00
Mar 2, 2017 3:29 PM
Dax Shepard left a message
Mar 2, 2017 2:58 PM
@David 'Red' Francis get your team to raise $20k and I'll have officers Jon Baker and Frank Poncherello escort your party bus all the way to the lake
Ron Holt donated $50.00
Mar 2, 2017 1:09 PM
Plungaholics left a message
Mar 2, 2017 10:58 AM
Right now we have Marky Mark Clifford in the lead, with Andrew 'bees knees' Sharpee as #2, and Johnny (the Raging Lithuanian) Sokolowski right behind in the 3 spot. Let's keep it up!!
Erika Stennes donated $25.00
Mar 2, 2017 10:55 AM
Sara Farrero donated $25.00
Mar 1, 2017 1:30 PM
Bee donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 1, 2017 10:41 AM
Plungaholics left a message
Mar 1, 2017 12:50 AM
Mark Clifford takes the lead! Will anyone catch up to him before Sunday? T-minus 4 days!!
Fred BAU-Man left a message
Feb 28, 2017 4:01 PM
Go Gettem, Plungers!
Jeff Norby donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 28, 2017 3:20 PM
Jan and Dave donated $35.00
Feb 28, 2017 2:26 PM
Cindy Lithio left a message
Feb 28, 2017 1:52 PM
WOO HOO Plungaholics! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2lT7s-d3Jo
Anette Boyer donated $25.00
Feb 28, 2017 1:28 PM
Dot left a message
Feb 28, 2017 12:21 PM
Thank you reptile man - so generous! I will donate a dot show at the house of Sherry & Scott Francis Sunday night after the plunge. I look forward to seeing you and all of your children!
Reptile Man left a message
Feb 27, 2017 9:54 PM
Hats off to you all for crushing your goal!! Since you exceeded $10k and are now over 40 strong as a team, I will be donating an Iguana to run loose on North Beach during your plunge. Just amazing team Plungaholics!!!
Reptile Man left a message
Feb 27, 2017 9:54 PM
Hats off to you all for crushing your goal!! Since you exceeded $10k and are now over 40 strong as a team, I will be donating an Iguana to run loose on North Beach during your plunge. Just amazing team Plungaholics!!!
Plungaholics left a message
Feb 26, 2017 10:07 PM
Wow! Congrats, Plungaholics! We have reached our goal!! Let's keep going!! Currently #9 on the top team list!
Patrick and Kristen Stanton donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 26, 2017 3:12 PM
Friend of Special Olympics Chicago donated $100.00
Feb 24, 2017 6:02 PM
Coach Josh left a message
Feb 24, 2017 10:49 AM
If this team hits the $10,000 fundraising goal, I'm going to set up a DJ Booth inside the team bus!!! Plunge & Dab... Plunge & Dab...
Payne Family left a message
Feb 24, 2017 9:48 AM
With this weather the Polar Plunge may be the Summer Plunge. Can't wait to see footage of the event!
Friend of Special Olympics Chicago donated an undisclosed amount
Feb 24, 2017 9:47 AM
The purgatorio's donated $50.00
Feb 22, 2017 2:31 PM
David Francis left a message
Feb 18, 2017 8:39 PM
The PLUNGAHOLICS moved up to the top 10 fundraising teams overall. AMAZING! Possible even more exciting, is the fact that we have 27 Plungers and counting!! Well done team, and keep it up.
Sean Parham donated $100.00
Feb 17, 2017 2:29 AM
Lockridge Family donated $50.00
Feb 16, 2017 8:38 PM
The Hussmann Family donated $25.00
Feb 16, 2017 1:56 PM
The Boots Family donated $25.00
Feb 16, 2017 1:36 PM
Bill and Emily Stang donated $100.00
Feb 16, 2017 11:58 AM
Marisa Tompkins donated $50.00
Feb 16, 2017 10:13 AM
Bryan Lynch donated $25.00
Feb 13, 2017 7:57 PM
Lauren left a message
Feb 13, 2017 2:25 PM
Go plungaholics! Hank is the cutest male model I've ever seen.
Lauren donated $50.00
Feb 13, 2017 2:23 PM
Martin T. Tully left a message
Feb 13, 2017 1:51 PM
Go get 'em Plungaholics! Your contributions make Downers Grove an exceptional community to be a part of!!
Anne Healy left a message
Feb 13, 2017 1:09 PM
Best of luck!
The Healy Family donated $50.00
Feb 13, 2017 1:08 PM
Friend of Special Olympics Chicago donated $25.00
Feb 13, 2017 8:40 AM
Coach Josh left a message
Feb 12, 2017 12:50 PM
Brian Lauer -- our PLUNGE time is 11AM! Fire up Plungaholics!!
Uncle Ozzie left a message
Feb 12, 2017 12:44 PM
Hey Tom Schroeder, you is a lazy sum'of'a'beech! You smell like last year's tapioca pudding. Keep it clean out there you dirty dirty soul!!
Tom Schroeder - From another Plunge Group left a message
Feb 10, 2017 8:47 PM
So what's it gonna take to raise $10,000 - you Downers Grove losers!?? You'll never hit the $10K mark... We are going to surpass you all in donations. Axel Rose is gonna jump in the water and do the Mr Brownstone on you all !!!
Jebediah Springfield left a message
Feb 10, 2017 8:46 PM
B-Lauer - Did you just use the word "heat" and Polar Plunge? !?? We ain't in no heat... we gonna freeze our keesters off and love every minute of it!!! Gear up... It's going to be Plunge Time soon!!!!
Brian Lauer left a message
Feb 10, 2017 7:24 PM
Hello everyone, I am trying to join the team. What heat time are we signing up for?
Holly Francis left a message
Feb 8, 2017 11:38 PM
Johnny Soko in the lead with donations! Yeah, John! We all need to catch up!
Nicki Blattner left a message
Feb 7, 2017 12:12 PM
Bill, I see you donated, that is awesome! However, you and Susie are in right????
Linda Stumpf left a message
Feb 6, 2017 9:24 AM
Scroll down on this page, and watch last year's video for further inspiration: https://secure.sochicagoevents.org/registrant/EventHome.aspx?eventid=206174&langpref=en-CA&Referrer=direct%2fnone
Lauren & Kevin Snyder donated $50.00
Jan 31, 2017 5:01 PM
Jim and Rebecca Hardman donated $100.00
Jan 30, 2017 10:17 AM
Mark Clifford donated $100.00
Jan 27, 2017 2:54 PM
Kerry and Don Vaccaro donated $25.00
Jan 27, 2017 11:29 AM
Bill Howe donated $100.00
Jan 27, 2017 10:00 AM
Joe Broda left a message
Jan 26, 2017 8:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2lT7s-d3Jo
Holly Francis left a message
Jan 26, 2017 8:02 PM
Ice Ice Baby!
Holly & David Francis donated $75.00
Jan 26, 2017 8:01 PM