2024 Fresno Polar Plunge supporting Special Olympics Northern California
2024 Fresno Polar Plunge

About 2024 Fresno Polar Plunge

Support Special Olympics NorCal at the Fresno Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 16, at Millerton Lake.  

The Plunge is not a swim: It's a party and you're invited to be a part of the coolest event of the year!  Plungers can jump 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 can be earned.  Costumes are encouraged but not required!

Polar Plunge Fundraising Rewards
The more you raise, the more we want to thank you!

Check out the Cool Stuff!

Be bold and get cold for our amazing Special Olympics athletes! Register today and make a difference for thousands of children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  

​We reserve the right to delay, shorten or, in rare circumstances, cancel an event due to inclement weather. The safety of participants and spectators is always our top priority, and we work with local law enforcement to be sure conditions are safe for participants. In all our years of the event, we have yet to cancel a Plunge (fingers crossed!). No refunds will be offered if the event is cancelled or if you cannot attend. We’ll make all possible attempts — by email, website and social media — to inform participants if changes are made to an event.


Starts at:  March 16, 2024 12:00 PM
Ends at:  March 16, 2024 3:30 PM


Millerton Lake Crow’s Nest Boat Launch (by Court House)
Friant,CA 93626 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.  

Become a Sponsor

There are a variety of sponsor levels which can provide great opportunities to give back to the community.