Lake Cumberland Polar Plunge

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Polar Plunge

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2023 Lake Cumberland Polar Plunge
at Lee’s Ford Resort and Marina!

This year you helped us raise $21,759 for Special Olympics Kentucky athletes.

See photos from the 2023 Lake Cumberland Plunge

For information about the 2024 Lake Cumberland Polar Plunge,
contact Hannah Blancet at 502-695-8222 or

Two people in Hawaiian shirts, crazy sunglasses and giant innertubes jump off the back of a houseboat at the Lake Cumberland 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 Lee’s Ford Resort 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 for the Personal Plunge. You can take the Plunge your way whenever and wherever you want. You still receive a Polar Plunge T-shirt and are eligible for all other fundraising awards.

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


Two Polar Plunge participants, one dressed as a scuba diver and one dressed as Rainbow Fish from the children's book of the same name show off their Golden Plunger that they one as one of the event's best costumes.

For more information or for sponsorship details, contact Hannah Blancet at 502-695-8222 or by e-mail at

2023 Lake Cumberland Plunge Award Winners

Top Overall Fundraiser — Jacobi Allen, Memorial Chilly Bees; $1,143 raised

Top Corporate/Civic Division Team — KB Kids Dentistry; $2,773 raised
Top College/School Division Team — Memorial Chilly Bees; $2,295 raised

Best Costume — KB Kids Dentistry; Tooth Fairy and her Sugar Bugs
Second Place Costume — Holly & Caylyn Daugherty; Rainbow Fish and Scuba Diver

Event Sponsors
Lee's Ford Resort
Harbor Restaurant and Tavern
Don Franklin

Year-Round Partners

Jersey Mike's
Texas Roadhouse
Toyota Motor Corporation