The Illinois Polar Plunge

How Chilled Civilians Can Help the Special Olympics


People running through the chilly lakes of Illinois, and also raising money for a great cause!
Photo Credit: Special Olympics Illinois website

Illinois civilians have been freezin’ for a reason at the 15th annual Polar Plunge.

From February 21st through March 23rd, people gathered together to help raise money for Special Olympics Illinois. Participants were required to raise at least $75 in order to participate in the Polar Plunge, which involved running through a lot of chilly Illinois lakes. (20 lakes were included this year!)

Throughout the last 15 years, approximately $10.2 million have been raised by the Illinois PolarPlunge. This money goes to support Special Olympics Illinois, who work to provide an athletic outlet for people with intellectual disabilities.

One of the many lakes involved this year was in Mahomet, IL. Check out my coverage of the Plunge to get an idea what this frigid fundraiser was like.

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