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Join Special Olympics Utah at the Maverick Center for "Sensory Inclusion" Day!

We will be watching the Utah Grizzlies V. Worcester Railers on Monday, February 21st at 1pm. Special Olympics Utah Draper and West Jordan Cheer Teams will be performing during the game, as well as athletes selling foam pucks for the "Chuck-A-Puck" fundraising game. Join us for a day of fun at the Maverick Center - purchase tickets here.

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We were definitely Freezin' For A Reaon this weekend at the North Shore Aquatic Center for the North Ogden Polar Plunge

Check out what KSL had to say about the event...



NORTH OGDEN, Utah –– Athletes and supporters gathered in North Ogden Saturday to “take the plunge” into a cold pool, and it was all for a good cause.

Each plunger committed to raise a minimum of $10, with all proceeds going to Special Olympics Utah.

Event organizers said the sunny day seemed deceiving, and there were lots of shocked faces when the athletes hit the water.

But it was a success, with more than 100-plungers and a total of $6,000 raised.

“It’s so nice to see the community come together and support what we are doing, which is trying to better the lives of people with and without intellectual disabilities,” said Haley Nall, director of special events for Special Olympics Utah.

All money raised at the event goes directly to help those within the community.


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Thank you to Dr. Ember Conley and Political Peaks on PCTV for having us!

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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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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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