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It’s starting to get cold out there, and you know what that means: Polar Plunges are busting out all over. Check the schedule to see when we’ll be near you. Then, gather your friends, grab a costume and join the frostiest fundraiser in the state.

Special Olympics Texas invites you to take part in the Annual Polar Plunge®! Are you brrrrrrave enough? This event is a unique opportunity for individuals, businesses and organizations to support more than 58,000 Special Olympics Texas athletes. All money raised for Polar Plunge will go toward providing year-round sports training and competition, health and inclusion programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities in your community.

Getting Started

Register as an individual or as a team of 3-10 people and start your pledge campaign online with a personal fund raising web page. Anyone can plunge - young and old!

Don't forget to Download the Polar Plunge Waiver, and bring the completed copy to registration check in at the event.

Select Your Location

Polar Plunge | North Richland Hills
January 20, 2018

Polar Plunge | El Paso
January 20, 2018

Polar Plunge | Galveston
January 20, 2018

Polar Plunge | Mesquite
January 27, 2018

Polar Plunge | Waco
January 27, 2018

Polar Plunge | Burkburnett
February 3, 2018

Polar Plunge | Farmers Branch
February 10, 2018

Fundraising

Asking for donations is never easy and it can leave even the most outgoing person with trembling knees. We have provided you with a Fundraising Tool Kit to aid you in your fundraising campaign. Just remember: what is the number one reason that people give? Because you asked! People give to people – not causes – and your passion and enthusiasm for the Polar Plunge, and Special Olympics Texas, are your best assets. Happy fundraising!

Law Enforcement Torch Run

Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics (LETR) is the largest grassroots fund raiser for Special Olympics. At its most basic level, the Torch Run is actually a running event in which officers and athletes run the “Flame of Hope” to the Opening Ceremonies of local, state, national and international Games.  At its most extensive, LETR encompasses a variety of fundraising vehicles including merchandise sales, donation and pledge collection, and special events.  LETR includes police departments, sheriff’s deputies, FBI agents, private prison and TDCJ corrections officers and personnel, district court officers, military, constable’s offices and fire department personnel.

A Note About Cold Water Challenges

Over the last year or so, there’s been a dangerous trend among younger people: challenges or dares to jump into icy cold water. These events are not sanctioned by any official group and many have resulted in injuries - some serious - to participants. This recent trend is in no way whatsoever associated with the Special Olympics Texas Polar Plunge. Our Polar Plunge events are planned carefully and provide many safety precautions, including divers, lifeguards, medical and emergency personnel on hand, as well as emergency procedures in place to ensure that all participants can enjoy a safe, fun experience. We take the health and safety of our participants seriously; we encourage those participating in these “cold water challenges” to instead display their bravery at an official Special Olympics Texas Polar Plunge, where they can plunge in a safe environment while supporting a good cause.

Most Recent Articles

December 5, 2017
Chief Doug Reim of the Highland Village Police Department has been dubbed the SOTX Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for Fundraising.
December 5, 2017
The Texas LETR was recognized at the International Conference in Nashville with the 'Diamond Level of Excellence' after we raised $1,467,912 dollars in 2016!
December 5, 2017
The 2018 USA Games will be held in Seattle in July 2018 and Texas will have a great representative to help carry our torch.
December 5, 2017
Thanks to everyone who pitched for the annual Dunkin Donuts Cops on Top fundraiser in Sept! We appreciate our friends at Dunkin.

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