Saturday, February 22, 2020
Texas Roadhouse Middletown
13321 Shelbyville Road in Middletown

Are you ready for the #ChillofaLifetime?

Each year, the Polar Plunge challenges hundreds of participants to plunge into frigid cold water in the middle of winter in support of the over 10,000 people with intellectual disabilities who participate in year-round sports and health programming provided by Special Olympics Kentucky.

The Polar Plunge is the most unique fundraiser around.It’s a great way for everyone (friends, schools, community organizations and businesses) to support Special Olympics athletes. So much of the Greater Louisville community comes together in this fun, family-friendly atmosphere!  Since 1997 over 20,000 Plungers have raised nearly $5.5 million to support Special Olympics through the Polar Plunge! Do your part at one of the COOLEST events of the season in 2020! You can take the plunge, donate or volunteer! It'll be a memory you won't soon forget!

Whether you are Brave or Bonkers, we'll take either as long as you are #FreezinforaReason.

Follow us on Facebook.com/KYPolarPlunge and Instagram @KYPolarPlunge

Check out our 2020 Event Page for all updates and changes 

Louisville Polar Plunge Schedule


Thursday, February 20
1-7 PM - Early Check-In
Special Olympics Kentucky - Louisville Office
1230 Liberty Bank Ln., Suite 140 (next to Chase Bank)
Avoid the lines on Saturday. Turn in any cash donations and pick up your shirts and wristbands early!

Saturday, February 22
(Please Note New Times)

Texas Roadhouse Middletown
8:30 AM  On-Site Check-In
9:30 AM Opening Ceremonies & Costume Contest
Polar Plunge Costume Contest Information! 

Prize Categories
- Best Individual 
- Best Team Costume 

- Judges’ decisions are final

- All costumes must be appropriate for a family friendly setting
- No risqué, vulgar or suggestive costumes
- Masks may be worn for the contest, but not while plunging

10:00 AM  Time to Take the Polar Plunge!
10:30 AM  OnSite Check in Closes - Must be Onsite with wristband by 10:30 to participate

11:45 AM  Awards Ceremony


Get Started Today:

- Sign up to start a team, join a team or as an individual Polar Plunge participant.

 - Next, set a fundraising goal (minimum of $75 per person to participate).

- Through your Participant Center send emails and use social media* to invite friends, family and colleagues to support your effort or join you in the #ChillofaLifetime.


*Facebook Fundraisers MUST be set up through the Participant Center in order to feed directly into your running total dollars raised.

REMINDER: Each individual participant must reach a minimum of $75 to participate ($50 for Bear Cub Participants 6-18 years old).

To learn more or ask any questions, contact Jennifer McMahon at 502-326-5002 or by e-mail at jmcmahon@soky.org.

For the most up to date Plunge information and a look at the life of Glacier the official Polar Plunge Spokesbear, Like the Official Kentucky Polar Plunge Facebook Page.