Thank you to all who donated, plunged, volunteered, and made this years plunge a BLAST! Plunges were held in Portland, Eugene, Medford, Bend and Corvallis and had nearly 3,500 people jumping into the icy cold waters! This included over 300 cops and 21 local programs made up of Special Olympics athletes.
Without plungers and donors, this event wouldn't be possible. If you were one of the plungers, a HUGE thank you goes out to you for fundraising and braving the cold water! If you were a donor, a HUGE thank you goes out to you for supporting your friends, family, co-workers and Special Olympics Oregon!
Even though the plunge is over, we are still accepting donations for this year's plunge so please click the link below to help Special Olympics Oregon!
It's what happens when thousands of people around Oregon run into icy cold water to raise money for Special Olympics Oregon. As a "plunger" you register to participate in one of the five plunges around the state. Maybe you join a team. Maybe not. Then you raise a minimum of $50 in pledges from friends and family (but the more you raise, the bigger your incentive prizes). Then on plunge day you run or jump into the water and get out as fast as you can. You decide how far you want to go in. It's all done for fun and to raise money for a great cause.
Every three plungers allows one athlete to compete in Special Olympics Oregon's for an ENTIRE season. 10 seconds of being uncomfortable in the frigid waters of Oregon to provide months of training to the largest disability population in the state! The water is cold enough. Are you bold enough?
February 1, 2013 Medford
February 2, 2013 Eugene
February 9, 2013 Portland & Corvallis
February 16, 2013 Bend
Click the link to supoort a plunger or become one!
The 2012 Plunge: A Huge Success!
More than 3,150 people plunged in Portland, Corvallis, Eugene, Medford and Bend. That's up from last year.
Together we raised over $460,000 in pledges, just about equal with last year's record-setting amount. An amazing achievement when compared with so many non-profits seeing a drop in donations.
Our Super Plunge" team of fourteen volunteers stepped up and plunged once an hour for 24 hours, raising over $50,000! (talk about crazy in a good way).
Making A Huge Difference In The Lives Of Our Athletes
The numbers and the personal challenges are a lot of fun. But most important, your involvement in the plunge is making it possible for Special Olympics Oregon to provide more events for our athletes, including the State Games.
Get ready for the 2013 Plunge!
Even though it's warm outside it's not too early to start planning for the 2013 Polar Plunge! You can register online at http://plungeoregon.com/register.html. Start recruiting teammates and your fundraising now!
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