Friday, December 13 | rolling 9:00 am – 1:00 pm | Souderton Area High School (625 Lower Rd, Souderton, PA 18964)

The Philadelphia Suburban Plunge (Cool School Plunge) is a friendly competition between high schools in Montgomery, Bucks, and Chester Counties. Students and staff are encouraged to create a team of “Plungers” and join the coolest event around! Your school’s team should work together to recruit as many participants as possible while raising money and awareness for Special Olympic athletes – including those in your own school!

When students arrive, they partake in an educational component around inclusion and Special Olympics in a heated tent. After a quick warm-up, it’s time to be #FreezinForAReason. Everyone will take the Plunge in our above ground pool. After the plunge, students can change in a heated locker room and then partake in a fun activity back in the heated tent to defrost and wait for their bus to pick them up.

Register Today!

***Students should come to the Philly Suburban Plunge with their plunge outfits underneath their clothes.***

Registration"How-To" Guides:

Cool Schools Resources:

New for 2019!

If your school is interested in hosting the 2020 Philadelphia Suburban Plunge, come out to the 2019 Philly Suburban Plunge and show us your plunge spirit! To be offered the hosting position, schools must raise at least $8,000 and then have the highest average amount raised per plunger.


Three schools, School X, School Y, and School Z, all want to host the 2020 Philadelphia Suburban Plunge. This year, they have the following numbers for this year’s Plunge:

  • School X has 40 plungers and raises $10,000. Their average is $250/plunger
  • School Y has 30 plungers and raises $8,000. Their average is $266/plunger
  • School Z has 30 plungers and raises $7,000. Their average is $233/plunger. However, they did not raise the minimum $8,000 so they would not be eligible to host the 2020 Philadelphia Suburban Plunge.

School Y would be offered the hosting position for the 2020 Philadelphia Suburban Polar Plunge.

Now that you are ready to take the Plunge, you must:

  • Designate a Team Captain – this cool teacher, coach, advisor or other faculty member will help organize the team and be the point person with your local program Special Olympics contact.
  • Pick a team name. (create 1 team name for your school and be sure to include your school name in your team name)
  • Register your school’s group online. Recruit and motivate others to be part of the fun!
  • Team Captain is responsible for collecting and submitting all monies to Special Olympics during on-site registration the day of the event.
  • Don’t forget to check out our Plunge Resources.

Roles & Responsibilities for the Team Captain:

  • Set a fundraising goal and monitor your team’s progress.
  • Organize team fundraising events.
  • Communicate regularly with the team, providing updates and reminders.
  • Lead the charge into the water on Plunge Day and HAVE FUN!!!

How Your School Can Make a Splash!

Generate buzz for your Cool School:

  • Promote your school’s Plunge Team by hanging flyers, posters, sign-up sheets and other kinds of eye-catching materials throughout the school.
  • Further promote your team in the school newspaper, with PA announcements and through the school’s Facebook page.
  • Besides challenging other schools, have a friendly internal competition between classes, clubs, sports teams, etc., to see who can recruit the most Plungers. Reward the winning group with a prize.

Host a team fundraising event:

  • Approach school staff with a dress down/jean day, where employees make a donation for the opportunity to wear jeans for the day.
  • Provided a donation jar for each class.
  • Do you have prime parking spots reserved in your school’s lot? Consider putting them up for auction each week, with proceeds benefiting your Plunge team.

Remember you will be “FREEZIN’ for a REASON

The plunge is open to the public and all spectators are welcome free of charge.