What is the Cool School Plunge?
The Cool School Plunge is an event designed specifically for students, staff and families of schools to participate in the Polar Plunge. While receiving a fun and educational experience about Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN), the Cool School Plunge aims to teach youth from a young age about inclusion. Students will participate in the Polar Plunge and also interact firsthand with SOMN and learn more about ways they can get involved with SOMN programs. Students are encouraged to challenge others within their school as well as neighboring schools to participate!
Separate men's and women's heated changing tents are provided on-site, as well as a heated tunnel to warm up in afterwards!
Cool School Plunge* teams can also take part in our Give Back, Get Unified Fundraiser** to benefit their school.
Cool School Plunge participants must raise a minimum of $75 to participate in the event and are encouraged to raise additional funds and earn prizes along the way. All participants will receive:
$75 — Long-sleeved shirt
$150 — Long-sleeved shirt and baseball hat
$300 — Long-sleeved shirt and quarter zip
$500 — Long-sleeved shirt and sweatshirt
$750 — Long-sleeved shirt and wind jacket
$1,000 — Long-sleeved shirt and backpack
$1,500 — Long-sleeved shirt and puffer jacket
$3,000 — All incentives!
Event photos are posted to our Flickr
pages! View all event photos here
Tons of games and activities
The chance to win great prizes
Opportunities to learn about Special Olympics Minnesota and our athletes
The entire event emceed by local radio DJ's
Games on the main stage for students and teachers
Music, dancing and fun for all!
And much, much more!
* Cool School Plunge is for K-12 only.
** The Give Back, Get Unified Fundraiser allows K-12 school teams to receive 35% of funds raised online (up to $3,500 for their school).
Past Plunge Results
2018 – 140 Plungers raised $11,500
2017 – 100 Plungers raised $9,000