Freezin' For a Reason

Presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Alberta
Plunge Down For More

Edmonton

COMPLETED

Lethbridge

COMPLETED

Calgary

February 25th
Arbour Lake
10 a.m.

Medicine Hat

March 11th
Family Leisure Centre
10 a.m.

Plunge into Alberta’s icy lakes in support of Special Olympics. Every dollar you raise goes towards more than 3,000 Special Olympics athletes across the province.

The Polar Plunge challenges people to bravely jump into Alberta’s frozen lake waters. It’s a great way for everyone—individuals, organizations and businesses—to get involved in support of Special Olympics and show winter who’s boss. The minimum age to plunge is 16 years old and requires a parent or guardian to sign the waiver. We want safe and happy plunging for all!

Sign up today and raise a minimum of $75 to get a taste of intense arctic blast to your core. Plungers who raise additional funds earn extra incentives along the way. You have four opportunities to take the plunge across the province. Each plunge is a different party you can be part of!

Do a solo icy swan dive or grab some friends, make a team, and get ready for the coolest party you can have on a frozen lake.

The Plunger with the most donations raised will get the title of Top Plunger (Plungers who raise $4,000 and higher) and will be awarded the prize of a WestJet gift certificate!

To get an idea of  what’s its like to be part of the Polar Plunge party, check out episode 12 of this season’s Mercer Report airing Tuesday, January 31. Rick Mercer takes the plunge and gets up close and personal with the plungers.

Not So daring? Show your support.

Come
to the event

Save the date, and come cheer on participants crazy enough to make the plunge.

Donate

Put your money to work instead of testing your freezing level. Your donation will go towards Special Olympics programs across Alberta.

Pledge
A Plunger

Do you have friends daring enough to freeze ’em for a reason? Support their efforts and help them reach their fundraising goal.

57%
Goal: $250,000 Raised: $141,495

How It Works

Each plunger is required to fundraise $75 to jump to frozen glory. Plungers can raise additional funds, earning them extra incentives along the way. Each plunge is a different party you can be part of! You can raise funds in person, online, or a combination of both.

A charitable donation receipt will be issued by Special Olympics Alberta for donations over $25 or more. Please ensure donors complete their contact info or pledge form for a receipt to be issued.

Your pledge money and forms can be submitted on the day of the plunge during registration. Details about submission and registration will be posted on your event page.

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How does your plunge make a difference?

Every plunge makes a difference to more than 3,000 Special Olympics Alberta athletes. Special Olympics Alberta is dedicated to enriching the lives of Albertans with intellectual disabilities through the transformative power and joy of sport. Programs cater to all ages and a wide range of abilities.

Thanks to a team of over 1,000 unsung volunteer heroes, Special Olympics Alberta sports programs take place in our province each and every day. For more information, visit, www.specialolympics.ab.ca.

About the Law Enforcement Torch Run

Without the support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, there would be no Polar Plunge.

Plunges are a part of the year-round fundraising through the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Alberta. Law enforcement torch run members across the province raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Alberta.

These dedicated men and women are the energy and effort behind many of our events and programs. Be sure to give them a big THANK YOU when you see them at your plunge or other events. We couldn’t do it without them! For more information, visit albertatorchrun.ca