Saturday, March 19, 2022

Lee's Ford Resort Marina
451 Lee's Ford Dock Rd
Nancy, KY 42544

Are you ready for the Chill of a Lifetime?! The Lake Cumberland Polar Plunge for Special Olympics challenges hundreds of brave jumpers to plunge into frigid water in the middle of winter in support over 11,300 individuals with intellectual disabilities who participate in year-round sports and health programming provided by Special Olympics Kentucky.

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 March 19. Check out this great how-to video! 

For more information about the Lake Cumberland Polar Plunge, reach Hannah Causey at 502-695-8222 or by email at

Click here for COVID-19 Considerations.

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 Kentucky 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, March 19th, 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.