Polar Plunge

Feb 11
Hosted by:Special Olympics District...
February 11, 2017 at 11:00am to
February 11, 2017 at 4:00pm
Nationals Park map 1500 S Capitol St SE Washington, DC 20003
Goal: $250,000
$206,188 4 82% Complete

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The Polar Plunge was the coolest thing you did this year!  

Thanks for participating in the 2017 Polar Plunge at Nationals Park.  Thanks to you we raised more than $200,000 to fund sports, health and inclusion programs for Special Olympics athletes.  We're still accepting donations so just click the "Donate" button above or mail a check to the office (see address below).  Don't forget to apply for any eligible matching gifts through your employer.

Special Olympics DC

900 2nd Street NE, Suite 6

Washington, DC 20002


On behalf of our athletes, thank you very much for your generosity! 


Three above ground swimming pools will be erected in Nationals Park, and plungers jump in to the water to the cheers of the crowd!  More than a thousand plungers will seek the thrills and chills all to benefit the 1,600 athletes of Special Olympics D.C.  


Date:        February 11, 2017

Time:       11:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Location:  Nationals Park

Registration Fee: $10 

Fundraising Minimum: $100 to support Special Olympics athletes 

You'll receive an official "I plunged at the Park" t-shirt, and can earn more gifts at higher fundraising levels.

Come out and enjoy a fun afternoon at the ball park.  The Plunge Festival features:

  • Great music on the plaza
  • Parties in the Brewhouse and Centerfield Social to warm up after your cool dip 
  • Photos with the 'Presidents'
  • Chance to hit in the Nationals batting cage
  • Bring your costumes--stand out plungers will get their 15 seconds of fame on the jumbotron screen above the field!


Each participant raises a minimum of $100 to plunge which allows Special Olympics D.C. continue to provide year-round sports, health, and inclusion programs which are essential in helping children and adults with intellectual disabilities lead healthier lives and develop valuable skills.

  • $100 sends one athlete to the Summer Games 
  • $250 provides one adaptive bowling ramp
  • $500 uniforms one basketball team
  • $750 pays for medical exams for 15 athletes to qualify to participate
  • $1,000 reserves gym time for basketball training

Qualify to win these cool incentive prizes!

$10,000+     Access to VIP Area in Budweiser Brewhouse

  • Priority plunge on Nationals field
  • Broadcast of your jump on the Jumbotron
  • Priority access to the Nationals batting cage #1
  • Five entries to win a pair of Nationals Premium Club tickets (date TBD)
  • Your choice of Polar Plunge fleece jacket or robe, with fleece scarf

$1,000         Plunge on Nationals field

  • Entry to the Nationals batting cage
  • Broadcast of your jump on the Jumbotron
  • One entry to win a pair of Nationals Premium Club tickets (date TBD)
  • Your choice of Polar Plunge fleece jacket or robe

$500            Plunge on the Plaza level          

  • One entry to win a pair of lower-level Nationals tickets (date TBD)
  • One entry to win a chance to take a swing in the batting cage
  • Polar Plunge hoodie

$250            Polar Plunge Fleece scarf

$100           “I plunged” commemorative t-shirt or polar plunge hat


Registration Options:

  • Polar Plunger - Plunge into the pools on the plaza and enjoy the party


  • Cool Schools Plunger - High School and College plungers compete to bring home the trophy of "D.C's Coolest School" to campus


  • SO Athlete Plunger - Raise funds so that an athlete can plunge, or come and take the plunge with him or her.  You'll give a memorable experience.


  • Power Plunger - Raise $1000 to plunge on Nationals field where you've watched your favorite players, and have the moment viewed live on the Jumbotron screen


  • Too Chicken to Plunge?  Donate $100 or more and come out to watch others take the plunge, or stay warm and toasty at home.  Either way, our Special Olympics athletes benefit. 


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