Greater Cincinnati Polar Plunge

Greater Cincinnati Polar Plunge

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2019 Greater Cincinnati Polar Plunge
This year you helped us raise more than $125,000 for Special Olympics athletes in Kentucky and Ohio.

See photos from the Plunge

For information about the 2020 Greater Cincinnati Polar Plunge,
contact Taylor Ballinger at 502-695-8222 or

Kona Ice, Greater Cincinnati Plunge

The team from first-year Presenting Sponsor Kona Ice happily led off the Plunge.


The Grater Cincinnati Polar Plunge is the Chill of a Lifetime! Join us for the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.
Raise a minumum of $75 (or $50 for Polar Bears under 18) and take a chilly dip into a pool that will be set up in the Joe’s Crab Shack parking lot. Prizes for the top individual fundraiser and for the top fundraising teams in corporate/civic, school and law enforcement divisions. There are also prizes for the best individual and group costumes.

Can’t plunge, but still want to support Special Olympics? No problem. Register as a Virtual Plunger. You get a Polar Plunge shirt and are eligible for all other fundraising awards.

Either way, you’ll be Freezin’ for a Reason!

Terracon, Greater Cincinnati Plunge

Terracon won their third straight costume contest Golden Plunger by recreating Avengers Infinity War.


For more information or for sponsorship details, contact Taylor Ballinger at 800-633-7403 or 502-695-8222 or by e-mail at or Amy O’Neal at 513-405-3450 or via e-mail at

2019 Greater Cincinnati Plunge Award Winners

Top Fundraiser — Denice Rutkousky, Special Olympics Hamilton County Freeze Cats; $3,886 raised
2nd Leading Fundraiser — Jim Howarth, Hamilton County Law Enforcement;  $3,325 raised
3rd Leading Fundraiser — Debbie Ogden, NKY Dolphins; $1,827 raised
Top Virtual Plunger Fundraiser — Nicholas Heiert, Campbell County FOP Lodge; $800 raised
Top Special Olympics Athlete Fundraiser — Abby Keenan, Special Olympics Hamilton County Freeze Cats; $1,500 raised

Largest Corporate/Civic/Community Division Team — Special Olympics Hamilton County Freeze Cats, 51 members, $13,668  raised
Largest School Division Team — Batavia High School Business Professionals of America; 66 members, $9,341 raised
Polar Cup Law Enforcement Division — Hamilton County Law Enforcement; 9 members, $4,534 raised

Best Group Costume — Super Heroes, Terracon 
Best Individual Costume — The Grinch

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