Saturday, February 20, 2021

Buckhead Mountain Grill
35 Fairfield Ave.
Bellevue, KY 41073

Are you ready for the Chill of a Lifetime?! Each year, the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics challenges hundreds of brave jumpers to plunge into frigid water in the middle of winter in support of children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in year-round sports and health programming provided by Special Olympics.

This year’s Plunge will look a little different than years past. We will have strict social distancing measures and crowd limits in place. Masks are required (except when in the water). We will also limit the number of people in the pool at one time, and the number of people in changing tents. ALL COVID-19 PRODEDURES AND GUIDELINES.

Sign-up to lead a team of Plungers, join a team, or register as an individual Plunger. Next, set a personal or team fundraising goal and collect donations from friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors in exchange for the right to jump into the frigid water.  All Plungers MUST raise at least $75 to participate ($50 for Junior Plungers ages 6-18). And, the more you raise, the more prizes you will earn! 

If you can’t be at the Plunge in-person or want to be extra cautious during the pandemic, we encourage you to join us virtually via your own Personal Polar Plunge. If you choose the Personal Polar Plunge option, you sign-up online, raise money for Special Olympics, and then take the Plunge your own way! An ice bath in the tub, a cold dip in a kiddie pool, a spray down with a cold-water hose… or, just sit back and raise money without the chill! If you’re taking the Personal Polar Plunge, we encourage you to share a pic/video of your Plunge via the #ChillofaLifetime hashtag and tag @kypolarplunge. Be sure to post your Personal Polar Plunge pic/video by Feb. 20! Check out this great how-to video!

For more information about the Polar Plunge, contact Taylor at 502-695-8222 or by e-mail at


Getting Started is easy...

1. Click the "Register Here" button above and follow the step-by-step instructions. Choose if you’re taking the in-person plunge or doing your own Personal Polar Plunge.

2. Next, using the Participant Center, send your friends and family emails to let them know you're plunging for Special Olympics athletes! They can join your team, if you created one, or send you an on-line donation. You must raise at least $75 to plunge.

3. Then join us Saturday, Feb. 20th, and get ready for the #ChillofaLifetime

4. Check in at registration and pick up your wristband and earned prizes (you MUST have your wristband to Plunge).
NOTE: Even if you sign up on-line, you still MUST check in at registration.