Fresno Polar Plunge – Information Coming Soon

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What Is the Polar Plunge?

It’s a party! The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, schools, and businesses to support Special Olympics athletes by jumping into winter-chilled waters! The wackier the costume, the better!  All funds raised benefit the more than 19,960 Special Olympics athletes in Northern California & Nevada!

Why Should I Plunge?

So that the Special Olympics athletes in your neighborhood can compete! Everyone deserves a chance at a happy and purposeful life. Yet people with intellectual disabilities can face doubt, barriers and low expectations. For many, Special Olympics is the only place where they find an opportunity to participate in their communities, develop belief in themselves, and feel like champions. Make athletes’ dreams come true and have a blast at the Plunge!

Your Plunger or Chicken Registration and Fundraising of $125 Includes: 

  • A Polar Plunge hooded sweatshirt
  • A personalized fundraising page
  • Fundraising tips and tools
  • Admittance to the celebration post-Plunge festivities

Your Plunger or Chicken Responsibilities Are:

  • Commit to fundraise a minimum of $125 per Plunger
  • Consider a costume – it’s not mandatory but it’s part of the fun!

Plungers who have raised less than $125 are welcome to come watch the Plunge, but will not be permitted to plunge and will not receive a Polar Plunge hooded sweatshirt or free admission to the post-plunge festivities.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ page.

Top-10 Fresno Individual Fundraisers

Rank Fundraiser Team Name Funds Raised
1. Alex Nuno Duck Dynasty a Chillen $1,800.00
2. Valerie Bustamante Coca Cola Polar Bares $1,254.25
3. Chelsea Wayt Frozen Justice $1,215.00
4. Jeff Wynkoop Coca Cola Polar Bares $1,001.00
5. Jason Mullis Duck Dynasty a Chillen $418.00
6. Scot Miller Duck Dynasty a Chillen $410.00
7. David Keyser BearInBlues $300.00
8. Brandi Smith Frozen Justice $295.00
9. Martha Rodriguez Frozen Justice $270.00
10. Nick Benson Duck Dynasty a Chillen $265.00

Top-3 Fresno Community Teams

Rank Team Name Team Captain Funds Raised
1. Duck Dynasty a Chillen Anna Nino $3,663.00
2. BearInBlues David Keyser $922.80
3. Madera County Michael Duarte $620.00

Top Fresno Cool School Teams

Rank Team Name School Name Team Captain Funds Raised
1. Freezin for a Reason Buchanan High School Christine Tessler $263.36
2. Bullard Frozen Knights Bullard High School Patrick Gerrits $165.00

Top Fresno Corporate Challenge Teams

Rank Team Name Company Funds Raised
1. Coca Cola Polar Bares Coca Cola $3,663.00
2. Aerotek Fresno Aerotek $135.00

Top-3 Fresno Law Enforcement Teams

Rank Team Name LETR Agency Funds Raised
1. Frozen Justice Tulare County District Attorney $3,722.00
2. Fresno County Sheriff’s Office Explorers Fresno County Sheriff’s Office $135.00
3. Madera PD Frozen Few Madera Police Department $125.00

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