The Erie Polar Plunge raises money and awareness for Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA). Plungers commit to “freezin’ for a reason” and raise a minimum of $50 to step into the icy waters of Lake Erie.

Proceeds support nearly 20,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics across Pennsylvania.

In 2017, 675 plungers raised $97,000.


Saturday, Nov. 17

Registration Opens

9 - 11:30 a.m.

Plunge Safety Briefing

11:45 a.m.


12 p.m.


Plungers & Too Chicken - $50 Fundraising Goal

Cool Schools Plungers - $35 Fundraising Goal

Free to Spectators

2017 Polar Plunge highlights