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Windsor Polar Plunge 2021 | Freezin’ for a Reason!

February 1, 2020 @ 12:00 am - February 28, 2021 @ 11:30 pm

Final participants to jump during the 2018 Windsor Polar Plunge.

The 7th Annual Windsor Polar Plunge for the Ontario Law Enforcement Torch Run (OLETR) for Special Olympics will take place virtually this year due to the pandemic between between February 1 to February 28, 2021.

The OLETR in partnership with St. Clair College Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics Ontario athletes by gathering pledges and plunging into the icy waters for a cause!

Be Bold, Get Cold!

Participants are encouraged to be creative and have some splashy fun in their own backyard. You could have an ice cold bath or shower, jump in a kiddie pool, run through the sprinkler, be on the receiving end of a bucket of water or come up with your own creative and safe way to show your support for the plunge.

Record and post your Plunge video on social media any day between Feb. 1 to Feb. 28 and use hashtags #PlungeON #PolarPlungeYQG so your videos can be found.

Special Olympics Ontario provides individuals with an intellectual disability in communities across the province the opportunity to participate in sport and recreational activities. The organization has helped thousands of children and adults with intellectual disabilities become all they can be physically, socially and emotionally. Windsor-Essex has 120 athletes that compete in Special Olympics programs.

To participate in the Polar Plunge virtually, please register online and collect donations from all your friends, family, co-workers, and anyone who would like to see you plunge virtually!


2015: 125 Plungers, $30,650 Raised
2016: 181 Plungers, $48,500 Raised
2017: 250 Plungers, $54,000 Raised
2018: 200 Plungers, $52,515 Raised
2019: 172 Plungers, $45,975 Raised
2020: Number of Plungers NA, $76,137 Raised

Over $307,777 raised since 2015!

For more information or to register or make a donation visit http://www.polarplunge.ca or read our story, Windsor Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Ontario Goes Virtual

People participating in the Windsor Polar Plunge.

Participants take the 4th Annual Windsor Polar Plunge outside the St. Clair College SportsPlex on Friday, March 2, 2018. Photo by Eric Bonnici / Eyes On Windsor.

Windsor Essex United Way members dressed in costume leaping into icy pool water.

Polar Plunge: Windsor Police Constable Talya Natyshak

A video screen capture of Windsor Police Constable Talya Natyshak participating in the Virtual Windsor Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Ontario. Source Windsor Police Service Facebook Page posted on Tues., Feb. 16, 2021 at 1:05pm.

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February 1, 2020 @ 12:00 am
February 28 @ 11:30 pm
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