Freezin’ February

Oregonians have a longstanding and beloved tradition of Plunging into frigid waters every February to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Oregon. The event in 2020 raised a record-breaking $500,000, which positioned the organization to quickly pivot its programming from in-person sports to creating virtual content (even receiving national accolades for the quality) to ensure athletes are fit, healthy, and socially-connected throughout the global pandemic. With safety of the athletes and Plunge participants as a priority, we won't be gathering to Plunge together in 2021, but there's the good news: Plunge 2021 is going BRRR-tual!

Join us as we 'BRRR...tually' Plunge across Oregon!  

Countdown to Freezin' February


Kickoff Celebration

Live Stream February 1 @ 10:00am

Super Hero Week

February 1 - February 6

Scavenger Hunt Week

February 7 - February 13

Sponsors Week

February 14 - February 20

Super Plunge Week

February 21 - February 27

Finale Celebration

Live Stream February 27 @ 10:00 am 

How it works


Choose Your Plunge 

Polar Plunge

Polar 5K/10K Fun Run, Walk + Roll

Super Plunge


Sign up

Create or join a team

Start fundraising

Customize fundraising center and tools

Reach $50 for 2021 Polar Plunge t-shirt


Go Social

Post your photos/videos to social media

Tag @plungeoregon on Instagram and Facebook

Use #PlungeOregon #PlungeAtHome to be shared or featured across SOOR social media!

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Join the statewide virtual campaign...

...or join a regional virtual campaign

BRRR-tual Polar Plunge


Follow these guidelines to safely #PlungeAtHome

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Plunge 2021 State

Use your imagination and BE SAFE! 

Have a buddy or lifeguard if you are plunging in bodies of water such as a swimming pool.

The in-person Polar Plunge is safe because we have a professional dive team in the water and emergency responders on site. Do not do anything that could physically harm yourself or others. Special Olympics Oregon is not responsible for any injuries that occur while participating in the Virtual Plunge.

Create a Plunge with:

 Bucket of cold water  

 Garden hose/sprinkler 

 Slip n’ Slide 

 Water balloons/Super Soakers 

 Cold shower/tub 

 Kiddie pool filled with cold water 

 Snowball fight/hug a snowman 

 Cold drink 

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Contact us to learn more about partnership opportunities for Polar Plunge.