Written by on January 23, 2024

Celebrate the 26th annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Black River Beach in La Crosse (1433 Rose Street). Get a plunge group together, plunge with a business or organization, plunge solo, donate, or volunteer. There are so many ways to get involved and support the cause.

The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics Wisconsin athletes by jumping into icy waters. Special Olympics athletes across the state, compete and train year-round in 19 different sports. For many of our athletes, Special Olympics Wisconsin is their main way to stay connected, active, and engaged. These athletes are breaking down barriers to build communities of inclusion. Learn more here.

Kat Craugh, Recreation Manager for the City of La Crosse Park and Recs Department, joined the show to share details about the event and why raising funds is so important.

Join Taylor, Zoey, and Sarah on Team Z93 HERE!

Donate to a Plunger or start your own team HERE!

Polar Plunge Day-of Event Schedule:

  • 8:30 AM – Free Shuttle Service Begins
  • 8:30 AM -10:30 AM Registration & Plunger Check-In
  • 10:00 AM – Wood Fired Pizzas, cornhole, souvenirs
  • 11:00 AM – Opening Ceremonies and Plunging begins
  • 12:30 PM – Free Shuttle Service Ends

Calling all Volunteers!

Not up for plunging but want to be involved? Donate your time! The Polar Plunge needs at least 50 volunteers including help with registration, concessions, beach clean up, and more. There are also volunteer opportunities year-round to support the Special Olympics.

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