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Now is the time to Take the Plunge for Special Olympics Utah! 

We will be wearing costumes, winning fun prizes and raising funds for the athletes of Special Olympics Utah in North Ogden and Cache Valley.

Join the fun and register to Plunge with a friend or a few friends... or support another brave soul who has committed to Freezin' for a Reason! It's just $10 to register for the Plunge... but the more funds you raise the more prizes you win! See you out at the water!

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Special Olympics Utah athlete C.J. talks Park City Polar Plunge to Town Lift!

Join Special Olympian and last year’s Park City High School Prom King C.J. Haerter and “Get Freezin’ for a reason,” as Special Olympics Utah says it best, on Saturday, November 13, at 9:00 am for the Park City Polar Plunge at the Park City MARC to raise funds for the Special Olympic athletes. It’s the “Coolest event of the year."

Read the full article from Town Lift here!


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We smiled, we ate BBQ and we Walked for Inclusion!

It was a beautiful day at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City as our community came together to show support for diversity, acceptance, and inclusion on Thursday, August 12th. Special Olympics Utah athletes, parents, and supporters from around the state have been raising funds to walk for Special Olympics Utah– and boy did they raise those funds! With the generous support and sponsorship from Veterans Trading Co. and FluxPower Inc. combined with the support from our community, friends and family, we hit our fundraising goal of $15,000!

We kicked-off the walk with a few words and giant ribbon-cutting by Salt Lake City Mayor, Erin Mendenhall! Participants walked the almost 2-mile loop around Liberty Park and were awarded a medal with a smile from a Special Olympics Utah athlete as they crossed the finish line. It was a great time not only walking but learning about local community programs and groups. Some of the awesome groups we had join us were Miss Amazing, Salt Lake County Recreation Adaptive Program, Young Athletes Program, Miss America USA, Fit To Recover, Salt Lake Fire Department, Unified Sports, Healthy Athletes, Salt Lake Police Department Community Outreach, and Ignite Cheer even performed for us after the walk!

Also a huge shout out to all the businesses who donated to our Silent Auction: The Front Climbing ClubBallet WestUinta MattressSalt Lake Running CompanydoTERRA, Karen Kunder, POC SportsHair by HailsDicks Sporting Goods, Laura Ann Snow, Natalie Green, Gems by Gab, Simply Charming Events SLC, Momentum Indoor Climbing, Artist NinaJo, Takashi and the Natural History Museum of Utah.

This is the first of a yearly Walk for Inclusion; we hope you mark your calendars for August 2022 and join the walk for diversity, acceptance and inclusion with Special Olympics Utah next year!

Check out photos from the event here!

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March 05, 2021

Polar Plunge

Freezin’ for a Reason!

The Polar Plunge® offers a fun, team-building way for individuals, families, organizations, and businesses to raise funds to support the athletes of Special Olympics Utah on the challenge of plunging into cold water for a good cause. Plungers commit to raise a minimum of $10 with all proceeds directly supporting athletic training, competition, and other programs throughout the year.

This season, we are offering multiple different Polar Plunge Adventures for you to choose from! We will be offering our Outdoor Adventures in Park City, North Ogden and Cedar City, the Too Chicken Challenge, as well as a the Chill At Home Challenge


TBD on our 2022/23 Season Locations! If you would like to host a Polar Plunge in your community please contact Haley at  to get started!

*For more information on the Polar Plunge, sponsorship opportunities and how to start your team, please contact Haley at .


Too Chicken Challenge:

Are you Too Chicken to Plunge into the Freezin' water? You don't need to risk hypothermia to be part of the Polar Plunge! In fact, we need as many warm and caring souls as we do brave ones in order to have a successful event. Attend an Outdoor Adventure and hang out in the "Chicken Coop"!

Chill At Home Challenge:

Too Chicken to Freeze Outdoors?! Take the Chill At Home Challenge Adventure! It's not important to us HOW you participate in the Polar Plunge, it’s just important THAT you participate! If the outdoor Adventure isn't for you, make your own adventure by Chillin' at Home!

The rules are simple: 1) Stay home 2) Get cold 3) Be safe 4) Don’t forget to snap a selfie or record a vid & submit it!

You can complete your at-home Plunge whenever and however you like! Creativity is key — and don’t forget to share your Adventure with us here OR by tagging @specialolympicsut on IG or @SpecialOlympicsUtah on FB!

Here are some ideas to you get started!

  • Add a bucket of ice water to your favorite TikTok dance
  • Take the Plunge into a bathtub full of ice
  • Take a kiddie pool Plunge in your backyard
  • Dump an iced beverage from your favorite coffee shop on your head
  • Swimsuit snow angels
  • Winter water balloon fight


 Are you a STUDENT who wants the Polar Plunge TEA!? We gotchu with the 'Cool School Challenge'!

Low-key, we're spilling the tea for the 2022/23 Polar Plunge. TBH, the Plunge is a bit different this year, but we promise it will still be pretty chill, no cap. And at the end of the day no matter what, it's supporting the athletes of Special Olympics Utah; BET. Get the dub and join us for the Polar Plunge today! Your Adventure. Your Way.

The Tea

Option A: Chillin’ at Home

  • The rules to this one are simple, stay home, get cold, be safe and don’t forget to snap a selfie or record a vid and share it here!
  • Go at this one solo, or with your squad–friends, bae, club, team, etc. (socially distant, of course)
  • Here are some ideas to get you started:
    • Add a bucket of ice water to your favorite TikTok dance
    • Take the Plunge into a bathtub full of ice
    • Take a kiddie pool Plunge in your backyard
    • Dump an iced beverage from your favorite coffee shop on your head
    • Swimsuit snow angels
    • Winter water balloon fight
    • Take the Plunge over Zoom or FaceTime with your besties
    • Your best idea here!
  • Score a Chillin’ at Home Cozy Kit (if you raised $50 + ) full of cool swag

Option B: The Great Outdoors

  • ‘Plunge’ in Park City or North Ogden and get that ULTIMATE Outdoor Adventure!
  • Take home an exclusive 2021 Polar Plunge beanie!

Share Your Adventurer Vibes

  • Capture your adventures and tag us in your posts and stories (@specialolympicsut)
  • The week of Spread the Word Inclusion (March 1-5), we will be sharing how our Cool Schools chose to adventure for the 2021/22 Polar Plunge!
  • You can also share your Adventure with us HERE!


  • Either option you choose, you’ll be responsible for raising a minimum of $50
  • Earn swag! The more you raise, the more you get!
  • Get your whole school involved and become a UNIFIED CHAMPION SCHOOL!



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