2023 Lake County Polar Plunge supporting Special Olympics Northern California
2023 Lake County Polar Plunge

About 2023 Lake County Polar Plunge

Dear Polar Plunge Participants!

We are sorry to say that due to the hazardous conditions and excessive debris currently present at the plunge site, current lack of power at our plunge luncheon location, and under advice of the Office of Emergency Services discouraging all non-essential travel for the next few days, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the physical plunge and party.

We encourage you to continue to collect your donations online or by using the offline form through March 18, and save that costume for next year’s event that will be better than ever!

Incentives will be mailed or personally delivered to all participants, and awards will be presented for highest individual and highest team contributions.   If you are a return participant, please look for a collage of previous events to be posted on the Lake County Special Olympics Facebook page.

Thank you for your continued support of our local program.  We could not do it without your help!

Mary Lahti, Polar Plunge Event Coordinator

Cathy Saderlund, Area Director

Jump in!

Join us for the Lake County Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 25, at Lakeside County Park.  All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Northern California to provide free year-round sports and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the LakeTuolumne County community.   

Make a splash with costumed friends for the iconic Polar Plunge. Plungers can dive into the water all the way, just dip in and out, or stay completely dry and still enjoy the experience. Every Plunger must raise a minimum of $125 and will receive a Polar Plunge T-shirt and lunch. Cool School participants must raise a minimum of $50 to Plunge but must raise a minimum of $125 to earn the T-shirt and lunch.  Additional fundraising is encouraged and incentives are available. 

Register today and make a difference for thousands of children and adults with intellectual disabilities as we return to the playing field together!


Starts at:  February 25, 2023 12:00 PM
Ends at:  February 25, 2023 3:30 PM


Lakeside County Park
1985 Park Drive
Kelseyville,CA 95451 USA


Brrizzly the Polar Plunge Bear

Why Participate?

Your participation will directly support our inclusive sports, health, schools and leadership programs for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Through Special Olympics, our athletes build friendships, overcome obstacles and are empowered to realize their full potential. Success on the field leads to more opportunities in daily life as the community learns about the unique abilities and contributions of our athletes. All Special Olympics programs are provided at no cost to the athletes and their families thanks to your support.

What can you Expect?

The Polar Plunge is an iconic tradition in Special Olympics in which brave supporters take a chilly winter dip to show their dedication for our athletes. Our Plunge is a family event and costumes are encouraged! You'll have a blast and feel good knowing that the funds you raise will help us change lives.  

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Email Plunge@sonc.org for more information