HOME | VOLUNTEER | DONATE NOW | CONTACT US 
 
 
Oct 3 - East Area Bowling
Oct 3 - South Central Area Bowling (Ages 8-29)
Oct 4 - Jester Park Unified Golf Tournament
Oct 4 - South Central Area Bowling, Ages 30+
Oct 4 - Northwest Area Bowling (Sanborn)
Oct 4 - Flag Football Competition
Oct 7 - Southwest Area Bowling (Ages 22+)
Oct 11 - Coaches Training Clinic - Tennis, Iowa City
Oct 11 - Worlds Largest Truck Convoy
Oct 11 - Northeast Area Bowling
Oct 11 - Northwest Area Bowling (Cherokee)
Oct 12 - Northwest Area Bowling (Denison)
Oct 14 - Southwest Area Bowling (Ages 8-21)
Oct 16 - West Central Area Bowling (Ages 8-21)
Oct 16 - Central Area Bowling
Oct 17 - Northwest Area Bowling (Sioux City)
Oct 17 - West Central Area Bowling (Ages 22+)
Oct 18 - State Volleyball Tournament
Oct 18 - Northwest Area Bowling (LeMars)
Oct 18 - Southeast Area Bowling (Ages 22+)
Oct 20 - Southeast Area Bowling (Ages 8-21)
Oct 21 - North Area Bowling
Oct 25 - Upper Iowa University Unified Sports Day
Special Olympics Iowa State Flag Football Tournament is Oct. 4 in Cedar Rapids
Sponsored by Orkin and hosted in conjunction with the Cedar Rapids Park and Recreation department
Buena Vista University Unified Sports Day is Sept. 18 in Storm Lake
Second annual event bring together 71 SOIA athletes and 89 BVU students
Record number of athletes compete at Sept. 10 Unified Golf Tournament for Special Olympics in Muscatine
Sponsors include Principal Financial Group and Muscatine Y
Sammons Financial Group continues Champion Statewide Partnership with $35,000 gift to Special Olympics Iowa
Gift includes sponsorship of State Softball Tournament
Skip Navigation Links
    Des Moines Polar Plunge®
 

  

Des Moines Polar Plunge®

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Big Creek Beach, Polk City


Online Registration:

1.  Select the quantity or plungers/chickens you are registering

2.  Create a Firstgiving account or sign in to your existing account

3.  Fill out the required registration instructions

4.  Create or join a team. (Or select I don't want to join a team)

5.  Customize your personal fundraising page (you can also do this later).  Click Next.

 

 

 

Download/Print Brochure

 

Check In/On Site Registration:

          Saturday, November 8

          Onsite

          9:45am - 10:45pm

Plunge:  11:00am

Post party 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 incentives!


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.

 

Questions?

Contact Jeanette jsteinfeldt@soiowa.org or 515-986-5520 x108


Frequently Asked Questions (pdf)

What is the minimum amount that I need to raise to participate?

How old do you have to be to Plunge?

What do I do with the money as I collect it?

How do I enter offline donations I receive?

How do I donate to my fundraising page?

Where do I check in and turn in my money?

What if I can't collect all my pledges before the Plunge?

What happens if there is bad weather?

What is the minimum amount that my team needs to raise?

Do all my team members need to be registered online?

What is the Arctic Club?

Do I need to be on a team to take the Plunge?

How do I get my incentive?

 

 

Des Moines Polar Plunge® Sponsors

  McAninch Corporation
      Polk City Fire Department
 

Polar Plunge® is a Registered Trademark of Special Olympics International 

 

 

Iowa Law Enforcement Torch Run® Sponsors


Total Raised
Quicklinks
Top Fundraisers
Top Teams

 

 

 

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