Polar Plunge FAQ

What is a Polar Plunge?

Participants collect donations to support their effort and take a chilly ride down the inflatable slide.

When and where is the Plunge?

The Plunge will be held on Wednesday, October 26th at The South Campus Lawn by the 90.

Who does the Plunge benefit?

All donations raised will benefit Special Olympics Kentucky. Funds raised will be used to provide year-round sports training and competition in 15 different sports, as well as comprehensive health screening programs for nearly 11,300 individuals with intellectual disabilities statewide.  

How do I sign up?

Visit www.UKCampusPlunge.com and select "Register Now" and follow instructions on how to get your team or yourself registered. 

Who can participate?

You must be in good physical health and attend or be employed by University of Kentucky. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or guardian allowing them to participate.

How much does it cost to participate?

Particpants raise or donate a BEAR minimum of $50 to take the Plunge! Participants receive a UK Campus Plunge t-shirt at registration when the fundraising minimum has been met.

What do I wear?

-Costume Contest (GOLDEN PLUNGERS are awarded to the winner of the costume contest).

 We also recommend bringing a towel and a change of clothes for after your Plunge.

 Are pets allowed?

We cannot allow any pets, except for service animals, for safety purposes.

What if my friend and family give me cash or checks instead of donating online?

No problem. You can mail them to our office (105 Lakeview Court, Frankfort, KY 40601, Attn:UK Campus Plunge) at least one week prior to the event or you can bring them with you to the event and turn it in when registering. We will add it to your online fundraising totals. Please make checks payable to Special Olympics Kentucky, and be sure to note on the check who the donation is going to so we can credit you/ your team!

What awards given out?

-Top Fundraising Team

-Top Individual Fundraiser

-Costume Contest (GOLDEN PLUNGERS are awarded to the winner of the costume contest).

 ***Still have a question that we didn’t answer? Please email Hannah at hblancet@soky.org or call at 502-695-8222.  We look forward to seeing you there!***