Lake Cumberland Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2018 Lake Cumberland Polar Plunge
at Conley Bottom Resort!

This year you helped us raise more than $19,000 for Special Olympics Kentucky athletes.

See photos from the 2018 Lake Cumberland Plunge

For information about the 2019 Lake Cumberland Polar Plunge,
contact Taylor Ballinger at 502-695-8222 or

Lake Cumberland Plunge - Somerset PD

The Somerset PD were the first ones into the water at the 2018 Lake Cumberland Polar Plunge.


The Lake Cumberland Polar Plunge is the Chill of a Lifetime! Join us for the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.
Raise a minimum of $75 (or $50 for Polar Bears under 18) and take a chilly dip into Lake Cumberland from the backs of Conley Bottom house boats. 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 Too Chicken to Plunge. You get a special Too Chicken shirt and are eligible for all other fundraising awards.

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


Lake Cumberland Plunge - Pajama Plungers

The Pajama Plungers led all fundraising teams with $3,059.23 raised.

For more information or for sponsorship details, contact Taylor Ballinger at 800-633-7403 or 502-695-8222 or by e-mail at

2018 Lake Cumberland Plunge Award Winners

Top Overall Fundraiser — Justin Creech, Somerset Police Department; $1,405.00 raised
2nd Overall Fundraiser — Jackson Prater, Heart of a Briar Jumper; $1,100 raised
3rd Overall Fundraiser — April Hughes, Bluegrass Oakwood Pajama Plungers; $835.00 raised

Top Too Chicken Fundraiser — Hanna Dotson, Bluegrass Oakwood Pajama Plungers, $112.00 raised

Polar Cup Corporate/Civic Division — Pajama Plungers, 30 members, $3,059.23 raised
Polar Cup School Division — The Heart of a Briar Jumper; 14 members, $2,465.00 raised
Law Enforcement Division — Somerset Police Department; 3 members, $1,860.00 raised

Best Group Costume — Pirates; The Heart of Briar Jumper
Best Individual Costume — Nighty Guy; Bluegrass Oakwood Pajama Plungers

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