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Special Olympics IL: Knock Knock

Chicago: Who’s there? 

SOILL: #PlungeFor!

CHI: #PlungeFor, Who?

SOILL: #PlungeFor the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois, duh! 


Alright let’s get serious Chicago, serious about taking the Special Olympics Illinois Polar Plunge! What is the Polar Plunge you ask?  It’s a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of an Illinois lake with your friends, family, co-workers, bodyguards, baristas, train-mates or anyone who’s willing and brave enough.  In 2015, there will be Plunges in 21 locations, 7 of which are in the Chicagoland area, so no excuses.


When you take the Polar Plunge, you raise important funds for Special Olympics Illinois. Because you Plunge, nearly 22,000 Special Olympics athletes get to compete year-round for free! To help illustrate this event for you brave Chicago souls, let’s take you back to plunges past with this throwback video:

So are you ready to grab your costumes and register for the coolest event of the year?  Sign up today and tell us what you will #PlungeFor at!

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit organization offering year-round training and competition in 19 sports for nearly 22,000 Traditional Athletes with intellectual disabilities and nearly 21,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics transforms the lives of people with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to realize their full potential in sports and in life. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support.


If you are interested in learning more about Special Olympics Illinois, volunteering or providing financial support to help make Special Olympics programs possible, contact your local Special Olympics agency, visit our website at We’re social, too. Check us out on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube!

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