Polar Plunges

2018 Polar Plunge Schedule Set

Polar PlungeWith fall already showing signs of turning into winter, it’s time to start getting ready for the 2018 Special Olympics Kentucky Polar Plunge season. Once again there will be five Polar Plunge events in Kentucky, with one of those about a two-hour drive or less from nearly every city in the Commonwealth.

The Plunge calendar gets one major change this year with an open date on the first Saturday of February for the first time in 17 years. The season will get started on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Lexington Polar Plunge at Texas Roadhouse on Richmond Rd.

The Greater Cincinnati Polar Plunge, which raises money for both Kentucky and Ohio Special Olympics programs moves from the first Saturday in February to Feb. 17. It will once again be held at the Joe’s Crab Shack in  Bellevue, Ky. The Western Kentucky Polar Plunge and Polar 5k  will also be held on Feb. 17, returning to Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.

Scott Hildebrand

Scott Hildebrand of Campbell County FOP Lodge 10 was the top overall fundraiser this year and won the drawing for a $1,000 AAA Travel certificate.

The Louisville Polar Plunge hits the Ohio River on Saturday, Feb. 24. This year the event brings a new format to the Brown-Forman Amphitheatre area. Plungers will once again have the option of jumping into the river or into a pool set up in the amphitheatre; however, this year river plungers and pool plungers will alternate jumps, getting the event finished earlier and getting Polar Bears off to the new Post Plunge Party at HopCat on Bardstown Rd.

The Plunge season will conclude with another March date with the Lake Cumberland Polar Plunge returning to Conley Bottom Resort on Saturday, March 3.  Polar Bears will have the opportunity to take one final leap off houseboats and into Lake Cumberland.

Once again this year the names of the top three fundraisers at each Polar Plunge will go into a drawing for a fantastic prize.

The Polar Plunge continues to be the most important fundraising event for Special Olympics Kentucky. Last year the five events combined to raise more than $425,000 for our athletes.

For more information about the Plunge nearest you, contact Taylor Ballinger (Greater Cincinnati, Lexington and Lake Cumberland) at 502-695-8222 or tballinger@soky.org, Jennifer McMahon (Louisville) at 502-326-5002 or jmcmahon@soky.org or Laura Miller (Western Kentucky) at 270-293-9054 or lmiller@soky.org.

Click on the location to find out more about this year’s Plunge events:

Greater Cincinnati
(Bellevue)
Lake Cumberland
Lexington
Louisville
  Western Kentucky


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