Registration Opens:

9:00am - 11:30am

Plunge Safety Briefing:





Plungers & Too Chicken-$50 Fundraising Goal

Cool Schools Plungers-$35 Fundraising Goal

Free to Spectators


The Erie Polar Plunge is an event to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA). Plungers commit to “Freezin’ for a reason” and raise a minimum of $50 ($35 for cool schools participants) to dip a toe, wade, or jump on into the icy waters of Lake Erie.

Funds raised from the plunge support the nearly 20,000 athletes that participate in Special Olympics activities across the state of Pennsylvania.  Special thanks are extended to our sponsors and partners!

 Thank you to all of the sponsors and participants that made our Erie Plunge a success!  Our 2017 Plunge hosted 675 plungers and raised $97,000!

Check Out Highlights from 2017!