2016 Polar Plunge

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

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 on the beach with music, food, costume contests and more!

Established in 1999, the Polar Plunge (formerly the Passion Plunge) is Special Olympics Massachusetts’ single-largest fundraising event of the year, raising to date over $3 million for our athletes. All proceeds directly support the athletes of Special Olympics Massachusetts, providing athletic training and competition throughout the year in 24 sports across four seasons. Thanks to the generosity of donors and events like the Plunge, no athlete is ever asked to pay for any of these programs.

Please click on your preferred Plunge Location below for registration and additional information.

Nantasket Beach - Hull, MA

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Freeze the Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016

Commit to plunging into the icy, cold Atlantic Ocean this winter and you’ll be committing to help provide nearly 12,000 athletes with an opportunity to participate in programs that help them live longer, happier, healthier lives through sports programs.

Each plunger will raise a minimum of $100 to support the Special Olympics athletes throughout the state. Whether you are supporting a local program or raising money for general donations, every dollar directly supports year-round sports training and competition for athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Massachusetts.

Plungers who would like to stay in Hull the night before can use the Plunge promo code “Wave” to receive a 20% discount on room rates at the Nantasket Beach Resort. For reservations and additional information, please visit the hotel’s website or call 781-925-4500.

Please register today for the Nantasket Plunge! Additional information is also available:

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For additional information or questions about the Nantasket Beach Polar Plunge, please contact: POLARPLUNGE@SPECIALOLYMPICSMA.ORG or 508-485-0986 x256

Revere Beach - Revere, MA

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Freeze the Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016

Commit to plunging into the icy, cold Atlantic Ocean this winter and you’ll be committing to help provide nearly 12,000 athletes with an opportunity to participate in programs that help them live longer, happier, healthier lives through sports programs.

Each plunger will raise a minimum of $100 to support the Special Olympics athletes throughout the state. Whether you are supporting a local program or raising money for general donations, every dollar directly supports year-round sports training and competition for athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Massachusetts.

Please register today for the Revere Plunge! Additional information is also available:

 

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For additional information or questions about the Revere Beach Polar Plunge, please contact: PolarPlunge@SPECIALOLYMPICSMA.ORG or 508-485-0986 x256

Onota Lake - Pittsfield, MA

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Freeze the Date: Saturday, February 13th, 2016

Commit to plunging into the icy, cold Onota Lake this winter and you’ll be committing to help provide nearly 12,000 athletes with an opportunity to participate in programs that help them live longer, happier, healthier lives through sports programs.

Each plunger will raise a minimum of $100 to support the Special Olympics athletes throughout the state. Whether you are supporting a local program or raising money for general donations, every dollar directly supports year-round sports training and competition for athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Massachusetts.

PHOTOS FROM THE 2014 PITTSFIELD PLUNGE

Please register today for the Onata Lake Plunge! Additional information is also available:

For additional information or questions about the Pittsfield Polar Plunge, please contact: TorchRun@specialolympicsma.org or 508-485-0986 x212

Lake Massapoag - Sharon, MA

This is a Law Enforcement Torch Run Event

Freeze the Date: Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Commit to plunging into the icy, cold Lake Massapoag this winter and you’ll be committing to help provide nearly 12,000 athletes with an opportunity to participate in programs that help them live longer, happier, healthier lives through sports programs.

Each plunger will raise a minimum of $100 to support the Special Olympics athletes throughout the state. Whether you are supporting a local program or raising money for general donations, every dollar directly supports year-round sports training and competition for athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Massachusetts.

Photos from the 2014 Sharon Plunge

Please register today for the Lake Massapoag Plunge! Additional information is also available:

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For additional information or questions about the Sharon Polar Plunge, please contact: TorchRun@specialolympicsma.org or 508-485-0986 x212

Marlborough, MA

This is a Law Enforcement Torch Run Event

Freeze the Date: Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Commit to plunging into the icy, cold water this winter and you’ll be committing to help provide nearly 12,000 athletes with an opportunity to participate in programs that help them live longer, happier, healthier lives through sports programs.

Each plunger will raise a minimum of $100 to support the Special Olympics athletes throughout the state. Whether you are supporting a local program or raising money for general donations, every dollar directly supports year-round sports training and competition for athletes with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Massachusetts.

Please register today for the Marlborough Plunge! Additional information is also available:

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For additional information or questions about the Sharon Polar Plunge, please contact: TorchRun@specialolympicsma.org or 508-485-0986 x212

For more information on the Polar Plunge, please contact Stephanie Esposito at Stephanie.Esposito@SpecialOlympicsMA.org or 508-485-0986 x256