Polar Plunge

2014PolarPlunge-2The Polar Plunge ® is the best day at the beach all year – and it’s in the winter! Every year Special Olympics Massachusetts’ bravest supporters are “Freezin’ for a Reason” when they plunge into the icy waters of the Atlantic.

The Plunge is the biggest single-day fundraising event of the year. Plungers and Chickens (fundraisers who don’t take the plunge) compete for bragging rights in various team and individual fundraising categories, and are then treated to a big party at the beach with music, food, costume contests and more!

Details for 2014

Saturday, February 15th

  • Onota Lake in Pittsfield, MA

Saturday, February 22nd

  • Nantasket Beach in Hull, MA
  • Revere Beach in Revere, MA

Registration Options

  • If your school is participating in the Cool School Challenge go here
  • Everyone else Plunging on Feb. 22nd go here
  • Everyone Plunging on Feb. 15th in Pittsfield go here

Donate to a Plunger

  • If the Plunger you wish to support is part of a school team (middle school, high school, college, etc.), find them here
  • To support all other Plungers, go here


The Polar Plunge® (previously the Passion Plunge) was established in 1999 as a fundraiser for Special Olympics Massachusetts. So far our Plungers have worked together to raise over $2.9 million for the athletes of Special Olympics Massachusetts.