Polar Plunge with a Purpose


This year the theme is
“Pirates of the Polar Plunge”

The Elko Special Olympics Polar Plunge is quickly approaching and the weather is PERFECT!!!  If you are looking for a chance to be brave, dress-up like a PIRATE, be part of a team, win incentives and door prizes and support a great cause then join us at the Polar Plunge.  We need your help!! Courageous supporters of Elko Special Olympics are already busy getting their costumes ready and getting contributions to support Elko’s special-needs athletes.  This year’s theme is “PIRATES OF THE POLAR PLUNGE” so get your costume ready!! You can sign-up or captain a team to plunge on March 2nd.  It’s EASY!!!  Go to www.ElkoPolarPlunge.com to sign up or contribute to your favorite team. See our web-site for the incentives you can get for taking the plunge. The entire event is FUN and you can tell everyone you braved the icy waters to support Special Olympics.

The temporary closing of our favorite Polar Plunge location, the City of Elko Pool, will not stop us from supporting special-needs athletes.  We will be taking the POLAR SLIDE down a long slide and into a chilly pool in Elko’s Main City Park!  We will be plunging down an incredible 36’ inflatable water slide and into a pool. 

If you are not a “cold water warrior”, you can register as a “chicken” and you can raise funds for Elko’s Special Olympic athletes without getting wet.

Elko’s Special Olympic athletes could not train and complete without your help and contributions. Our biggest fundraiser is the ELKO’S SPECIAL OLYMPICS POLAR PLUNGE.

Last year’s Polar Plunge was a success in every way possible and we are looking to exceed those contribution totals. We had a snowy Elko winter’s day, cold water, lots of fun, costume contests and the support from our community that always inspires.  We had teams from the mines, area schools, businesses, law enforcement, families and health-care providers taking the plunge. There were more than 110 “plungers” at our 2018 Polar Plunge and your community raised an incredible $18,000 for Elko’s athletes. It is their courage to brave the cold water and your generosity that allows our athletes the proudly represent Elko as they give their all in athletic competition.

Please join us at the Elko’s Main City Park on March 2, 2019 for a fun and inspiring event.  If you are not a “cold water warrior”, you can register as a “chicken” and you can raise funds for Elko’s Special Olympic athletes without getting wet.  Win win!!!


For the information you need to learn more about the Polar Plunge and  register to take the plunge, form a team and solicit contributions. Go to the webpage and select “fundraising” at the top of the page.