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2022 Lou Plunge

Saturday, February 26, 2022

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 13,000 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 21,000 Plungers have raised nearly $9 million to support Special Olympics through the Polar Plunge! Do your part at one of the COOLEST events of the season in 2022! You can take the plunge, donate or volunteer! It'll be a memory you won't soon forget!

Lou Fundraising Minimums
*Fundraising minimums are the same for personal polar plunges*

Click here to check out our Fundraising Prizes!

Can’t plunge, but still want to support Special Olympics Kentucky? No problem. The Personal Polar Plunge allows participation from your own backyard or bathroom!

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

The Event Schedule can be found here.

 For COVID-19 Updates click here. 

Click here for the 2021 Plunge Photos

2021 Award Winners: 

Top Community/ Civic/ Corporate Team - MCM CPA's Numb and Numb-er, $20,466

Top Public Safety Team - FOP 614 Cops and Kids, $1,420

Top School/ University Team - Ballard Brrrrrrruins, $3,134

Top Individual Participant - Russ Leighty, $4,880, UAW 862
2nd Place Individual Participant - Mike Donlon, $3,102, Jon's Team
3rd Place Individual Participant - Matthew Bowman, $2,031, MCM CPA's Numb and Numb-er

Top SOKY Athlete Fundraiser - Hayden Redmon, $3,787, Run for the Rumble

Top Personal Plunge Participant - Tonya Bentley, $3,195, Spencer Co.

Best Team Costume - Extreme DJ's
Best Individual Costume - Russ Leighty, UAW 862