Plunge into Alberta’s icy lakes in support of Special Olympics. Every dollar you raise goes towards more than 3,300 Special Olympics athletes representing 140 communities across Alberta. The Polar Plunge challenges ANYONE to bravely jump into Alberta’s frozen lake waters. It’s a great way for everyone—individuals, organizations and businesses—to get involved in support of Special Olympics and show winter who’s boss.
The minimum age to plunge is 16 years old and requires a parent or guardian to sign the waiver. We want safe and happy plunging for all!
This year we are looking for 750 pawesome individuals to get #FreezinForAReason and take the Plunge with the goal of raising $250,000 across the province! #PolarPlungeAB
We are shaking things up in terms of cost this year by introducing a $50 registration fee. This lowers the minimum amount required to plunge and makes it more affordable for more people to participate. This also means you will get your first incentive - a pair of Polar Plunge gloves - with your $50 registration.
Plungers can raise additional funds, earning them extra incentives along the way. Each plunge is a different party you can be part of! You can raise funds in person, online, or a combination of both.
A charitable donation receipt will be issued by Special Olympics Alberta for donations over $25 or more. Please ensure donors complete their contact info or pledge form for a receipt to be issued.
Your pledge money and forms can be submitted on the day of the plunge during registration. Details about submission and registration will be posted on your event page.
We are thrilled to have Mr. Lube partner with us again. Thanks to their generous support, we have more awesome incentives in recognition of your fundraising efforts. Earn extra incentives along the way when you raise more funds.
Earn extra incentives along the way when you raise more funds. You have five opportunities to take the plunge across the province. Each plunge is a different party you can be part of!
Individual Plungers who raise funds will have a chance at the following incentives:
$50 Registration fee - Polar Plunge Gloves
$250 — All of the above and a 2020 polar plunge towel
$750 — All of the above and a 2020 polar plunge dryframe hoodie
Are you the competitive type? We will be giving out awards at our AACP Awards and Recognition banquet for those who find themselves at the top of one of these categories:
• Top plunger in Alberta
• Top law enforcement member
• Top athlete plunger
• Top team in Alberta
• Top corporate team
• Top university team
How does your plunge make a difference?
About the Law Enforcement Torch Run
Without the support of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, there would be no Polar Plunge.
Plunges are a part of the year-round fundraising through the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Alberta. Law enforcement torch run members across the province raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Alberta.
These dedicated men and women are the energy and effort behind many of our events and programs. Be sure to give them a big THANK YOU when you see them at your plunge or other events. We couldn’t do it without them! For more information, visit www.specialolympics.ca/albertatorchrun.