Polar Plunge for Special Olympics BC

Polar Plungers in their costumes running excitedly into the water

Get bold and cold to help Special Olympics BC athletes get back in the game!

From February 18 to March 5, anyone and everyone can participate in the 2023 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics BC. Take the #Plunge4SOBC and raise vital funds to help rebuild Special Olympics BC’s empowering year-round sport, youth, and health programs for athletes with intellectual disabilities! 

Participating in the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics BC is an easy and fun way for all of us to connect and show we care about people with intellectual disabilities and creating inclusion. 

Be part of the creative community of province-wide Plungers who are committed to helping Special Olympics BC’s dedicated athletes with intellectual disabilities safely return to the sports and the friends that matter to them. 

It’s easy and fun to take the Plunge and make a difference!

Too chicken to get chilly? You can also support the Polar Plunge for SOBC by making a donation.

Join a Plunge event

Charge into chilly waves at in-person events! More details and events coming soon.

1. Register for a Plunge community event taking place between February 18 and March 5:

2. Fundraise with your family friends, and community (and win prizes for your fundraising successes)
3. #Plunge4SOBC at your event (remember your creative costumes!)
4. Share your Plunge on social media and tag Special Olympics BC

For more information, please contact Meg Ishida at mishida@specialolympics.bc.ca.

Or make your own Plunge

Between February 18 and March 5, you can get cold and creative from home!

1.    Register as a team or an individual
2.    Fundraise with your family, friends, and community (and win prizes for your fundraising successes)
3.    Plunge between February 18 and March 5! Find creative ideas & safety info
4.    Share your Plunge on social media and tag Special Olympics BC

Want to see how it's done? Check out highlights from the 2022 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics BC!

Make a difference for Special Olympics BC

This year, the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics BC will play a vital part in helping athletes reconnect with their friends and the SOBC family that matter to them.

Special Olympics BC volunteers, athletes, and supporters around the province are currently working hard rebuilding our life-changing programs. But we’re only a third of the way back to our usual capacity to change lives.

The pandemic has had a long-lasting, far-reaching impact on athletes with intellectual disabilities, who were already far too familiar with the pain of isolation, and on Special Olympics BC. More than ever, we need your support to rebuild all of our year-round, in-person sport programs that create empowering connections, open hearts and minds to inclusion, and break down barriers.

Your Plunge will help reunite friends on the playing fields in Special Olympics BC’s safe and inclusive programs.


For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amanda Liao at aliao@specialolympics.bc.ca