Saturday, February 2, 2019
Joe's Crab Shack - Bellevue, KY

Are you BRAVE or BONKERS enough to plunge into frigid water in the middle of the winter? Each year, the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Kentucky and Ohio challenges hundreds of brave jumpers to get Freezin for a Reason in support of the over 30,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in year-round sports and health programming provided by Special Olympics Kentucky and Ohio.

The Polar Plunge is the most unique fundraiser around. It’s a great way for everyone—individuals, organizations and businesses—to get involved in supporting Special Olympics Athletes.  It’s the kind of thrilling event that you really must experience to understand. Since 1997, over 20,000 Plungers have raised over $5 million to support Special Olympics through the Polar Plunge! Be a part of the coolest event of the season in 2019! Plunge, spectate, donate or volunteer - you'll make an everlasting memory this winter season.

So, grab some friends, get pumped, register and make a fundraising page today!  All funds raised go to support more than 30,000 Special Olympics Athletes in Kentucky and Ohio, and all donations are tax-deductible. 

For more information about the Polar Plunge, contact Taylor at 502-695-8222 or by e-mail at or Amy O'Neal at 513-405-3450 or via e-mail at

Getting Started is easy... 

Sign-up to lead a team of Plungers, join a team, or 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 icy waters in the middle of winter.  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! 

Event Schedule

Friday, February 1
Early Check-In

Joe's Crab Shack - Bellevue, KY

4-7 PM
If you have raised all your funds, join us for early check in and skip the lines on Saturday morning. You will be able to pick up your t-shirt and other earned prizes and secure yourself and your team an early plunge time!

Saturday, February 2

Joe's Crab Shack - Bellevue, KY
9-11:30 AM - Check-In
11 AM - Opening Ceremonies
11:30 AM - First Plunge