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Polar Plunge

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2023 Louisville Polar Plunge
at Main Event!

This year you helped us raise more than $207,000 for Special Olympics Kentucky athletes.

See photos from the 2023 Louisville Polar Plunge

For information about the 2024 Lexington Polar Plunge,
contact Jennifer McMahon at 502-326-5002 or jmcmahon@soky.org.

Three Louisville Polar Plunge Participants dressed as house elves from the Harry Potter stories jump into the pool in various poses. ______________________________

The 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 a pool that will be set up in the Main Event parking lot. Prizes for the top individual fundraisers 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 Personal Plunger. You get a Plunge shirt and are eligible for all other fundraising awards.

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


Members of the Texas Roadhouse Chilly Willies team, dressed as American icons and landmarks celebrate their Best Team Costume championship on the stage. A woman dressed as George Washington holds the Golden Plunger award aloft in triumph.

For more information or for sponsorship details, contact Jennifer McMahon at 502-326-5002 or by e-mail at jmcmahon@soky.org.

2023 Louisville Polar Plunge Awards

Top Fundraiser — Gina Tobin, Texas Roadhouse Chilly Willies; $9,431 raised
2nd Leading Fundraiser — Jerry Morgan, Texas Roadhouse Chilly Willies; $7,841 raised
3rd Leading Fundraiser — Joe Doren, Texas Roadhouse Chilly Willies; $6,231 raised

Top Special Olympics Athlete Fundraiser Hayden Redmon, River City Rumble; $5,436 raised

Top Fundraising Corporate/Civic Division Team — Texas Roadhouse Chilly Willies; $41,553 raised
Top Fundraising Community Division Team — Jon’s Team; $17,230 raised
Top Fundraising School Division Team 
— Bardstown Elementary Tigers; $9,404 raised
Top Fundraising Law Enforcement Division Team — Blues Supporting SOKY; $405

Best Group Costume America, Texas Roadhouse Chilly Willies
Best Individual Costume SpongeBob

Event Sponsors
Main Event
MCM CPAs and Advisors
Republic Bank
Bachman Subaru
Year-Round Partners
Texas Roadhouse
Toyota Motor Corporation