Freezin’ for a reason at Polar Plunge

Family event raises funds for Special Olympics

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Special Olympics Ohio will encourage the public to do some Freezin’ for a Reason on Saturday, March 11 at the 7th Annual Caesar Creek Polar Plunge.

Hundreds of warm-hearted participants will take a chilly plunge into Caesar Creek lake to raise money for Special Olympics Ohio.

As part of the Polar Plunge experience, participants obtain monetary pledges to earn the privilege of jumping into the frigid waters of Caesar Creek. Another less chilly opportunity to raise money is Too Chicken to Plunge. To participate as a Chicken, one raises a minimum of $30 and is awarded with a Too Chicken to Plunge t-shirt as well the opportunity to NOT Plunge. Teams of chickens may be formed in support of favorite Plungers.

The Caesar Creek Polar Plunge is a family-friendly event and members of the public are invited to come and watch. Spectators may attend the Post-Plunge Party for $10.

The 2016 Caesar Creek Polar Plunge raised nearly $23,000 with almost 100 brave participants. This year’s Plunge starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Caesar Creek swimming beach. The Post-Plunge Party will be held at Frickers in Centerville and will feature awards for top fundraising teams and individuals as well as food and beverages for all Plunge participants, those Too Chicken to Plunge, and paid guests.

Here is the schedule for Saturday, March 11:

11 a.m.-1:15 p.m.: Plunge Day Check-in/Registration at Caesar Creek State Park, 8570 E. SR 73, Waynesville.

1:15-1:30 p.m.: Polar Plunge Costume Contest

1:30-1:50 p.m.: Plunge!

2-4 p.m.: Post-Plunge Party and Awards Ceremony at Frickers at 1383 Miamisburg Centerville Road, Dayton.

The 2017 Caesar Creek Polar Plunge is presented by Special Olympics Ohio and the Ohio Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics with additional support from Sam’s Club.

For more information please contact Special Olympics Ohio at 614-239-7050 or go to You can also follow SOOH on our social media platforms: Facebook SpecialOlympicsOhio Twitter @SOOhio; YouTube SpecialOlympicsOH; or Instagram @SpecialOlympicsOH Snapchat SO_Ohio.
Family event raises funds for Special Olympics

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