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Polar Plungers are ready to dive in throughout Oregon!

Polar Plunge events across the state create lasting memories while fundraising for Special Olympics Oregon

Special Olympics Oregon (SOOR), Oregon’s premier sports organization for individuals with intellectual disabilities, is hosting their annual Polar Plunge events throughout the state, starting with the Salem plunge on February 3rd.

Polar Plunge events create unforgettable memories while positively impacting the lives of Special Olympics Oregon athletes. Special Olympics Oregon serves over 5,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities year-round and statewide through life-changing sports, wellness, and engagement, resulting in meaningful health benefits and cultures of inclusion.

This year’s lineup of Polar Plunge events include:

Salem                      Saturday, February 3rd at Illahe Hills Country Club

Eugene                   Saturday, February 10th at Maurie Jacobs Park       

Corvallis                Saturday, February 17th at Willamette Boat Landing @ Crystal Lake Sports Fields

Portland                Saturday, February 24th at Willamette Park Boat Ramps

Medford                 Saturday, March 2nd at Rogue Valley Country Club

Bend                        Saturday, March 2nd at Riverbend Park       

Plunges all start at 11am, and registration opens in most cities at 9:30am.

“We are so grateful to each community for making this their winter tradition.  People come in costumes, bring their pets, enjoy a 5K run, eat great food, enjoy fun beverages – and of course, take a dip in the river!  We raise funds that set the course for the year for our athletes.,” said Britt Oase, CEO of Special Olympics Oregon.



About Special Olympics Oregon
Special Olympics Oregon serves more than 5,000 participants with intellectual disabilities year-round and statewide through the organization’s life changing sports programs. Athletes gain self-confidence, social competency, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Learn more at