Apr 24 - Young Athlete Play Day
Apr 24 - Coaches Training - Spencer
Apr 26 - Coaches Training - Marshalltown
Apr 29 - Coaches Training - Muscatine
Apr 29 - Coaches Training - Urbandale
May 8 - Drake Unified Sports Day
May 22 - State Summer Games
May 23 - State Summer Games
May 24 - State Summer Games
May 31 - Challenge Day, Carroll
Special Olympics Iowa Young Athlete Play Day
April 24 at River Hills
Special Olympics Iowa Recruiting Teams for June 7 Plane Pull Competition
Presented by The Rasmussen Group “60 Tons of Tug-of-War Fun”
April 10 Special Olympics Iowa Cedar Rapids Play Day
Record numbers of participants
April 12 Challenge Day in Cedar Falls
Offers competition and activities for athletes with severe disabilities.
Skip Navigation Links
    Des Moines Polar Plunge®





Des Moines Polar Plunge®

Polar Plunge® Sponors:

Polk City

Fire Department



 Thank you to everyone who participated, donated and volunteered at the 2013 Des Moines Polar Plunge®!  

Together we've raised over $10,000 for Special Olympics Iowa!

View more pictures at Shutterfly

Like us on Facebook to stay updated on other events and the 2014 Des Moines Polar Plunge®


Date:  Saturday, TBA 2014

Location:  Big Creek State Park

Check In & Event Day Registration: 

Saturday, TBA


9:45am - 10:45am

Plunging:  11:00am

Post party on-site following the plunge, including food and prizes!

Plunge Contests:

  • Most money raised by an individual
  • Most money raised online
  • Best Individual Costume
  • Best Team Costume
  • Most money raised by a Chicken 

Incentive Prizes:

Incentive prizes start at $250.  View incentive flyer!

What to Expect:

This event features a cold start and a warm ending as plungers run into the lake from beach access to raise money for Special Olympics Iowa.  Get your team together (costumes optional, but fun) and create an experience full of memories as you go "freezin' for a reason". 

Professional divers are on hand to assist our plungers and after you freeze, we provide heated changing areas on-site.  Spectators cheer and view the plunge from the beach area.


  Too Chicken to Plunge?

Too chicken to take the Plunge?  No problem!  Register as a chicken and raise pledges, receive your long sleeve chicken t-shirt and incentives, then WATCH the Plunge!




Polar Plunge® Tools

Plunge 101 Fundraising Ideas Letter Writing Tips Donation Form Plunge Business Cards    FAQ   Registering on Firstgiving


View Photos Be a fan of the Plunge


 Polar Plunge® is a Registered Trademark of Special Olympics International


Law Enforcement Torch Run® Sponsors

Visit our generous Statewide Partners
  Copyright  2014 Special Olympics Iowa
Compete | Volunteer | Coach | Fundraise | Donate
Web Design by Websites to Impress  
Phone: 515.986.5520 | Toll Free: 877-267-0134 |  Fax: 515.986.5530

551 S.E. Dovetail Road, P.O. Box 620, Grimes, IA 50111