2023 South Lake Tahoe Plunge supporting Special Olympics Nevada
2023 South Lake Tahoe Plunge

About 2023 South Lake Tahoe Plunge


Jump in!

Join SONV’s efforts to establish an independently run Special Olympics program in Nevada by attending our 2023 South Lake Tahoe Plunge Event!

Celebrate our “Battle Born” spirit by attending this event in your best “Independence” themed costume!

This is our break-away year, so help us meet our fundraising goal by registering today!

Event Check-In Begins at 9 a.m.

Our goal is to engage and educate the community about Special Olympics athletes and how they foster inclusion by participating in the Plunge.

We encourage everyone to bring at least one family member, co-worker, or friend to register and Plunge with you. Better yet, be a Team Captain and invite everyone you know to be a part of this crazy event.  The funds you raise will ensure that Special Olympics athletes have their vital sports and health programs during these challenging times.

There are a few ways to register: you can register as a Plunger and make a splash or register as a Chicken and participate while staying dry and cheer on your teammates from the sidelines. You'll make your choice when you register.

Make a weekend of it!

Enjoy the weekend and take advantage of the great room rates Caesar's Hotel is offering our participants.  Rooms must be reserved by March 22 so don't delay.  Rates are good for Friday and Saturday night.  

Learn more and reserve

Event Schedule

9 a.m. - Registration Opens
10 a.m. – 12 noon – Pre-Plunge games and activities
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Parade lineup and costume judging
12:30 p.m. – PLUNGE!
Lunch & Plunge Awards festivities immediately following the Plunge

VIP Experience

All participants who raise a minimum of $1,000 or more will have access to the VIP experience at the Plunge event. This will include a hot buffet breakfast and bar access in an area located on the beach for socializing and enjoying the Plunge.

Plunge Details

All participants must raise a minimum of $125 and, in return, will receive a really cool Plunge T-shirt.  You can earn more incentives so the more you raise, the more you can earn.

Participants under the age of 18 must bring a hard copy of the waiver signed by a legal guardian. Click here to print out the waiver.

After the Plunge, stay right on site at Round Hill Beach Resort for the Post Plunge lunch and festivities where we will celebrate the funds raised for our amazing athletes!  All Plungers who raise the minimum of $125 are welcome. 

If you have any questions, please contact  

Brianne at brianned@sonv.org

Costumes are encouraged, so dress to impress! 


Starts at:  May 13, 2023 11:00 AM
Ends at:  May 13, 2023 3:30 PM


Round Hills Pines Beach & Marina,
300 U.S. 50
Zephyr Cove,NV 89448 USA



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.  

We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities.  

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