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Jaycees Plunge at Home 2021


How Does Plunge At Home Work?

It’s simple, take the plunge wherever you like, #BeBoldGetCold, and do it by March 14.


Join in the fun and add your own creative spin on how you take the Plunge! Maybe that’s plunging into your bathtub or into the snow. Maybe it is an icy water balloon fight. It is all up to you! Just like in the past, Plunge At Home participants can plunge as a chapter team.


And of course, don’t forget to document it! We are asking all Plungers to share their unique spin on the Plunge At Home twist with us – so we can share it with the Special Olympics Illinois community. Post it on social with the hashtag #BeBoldGetCold and tag Illinois Jaycees as well as SOIL’s social profiles.


Plus, send those videos directly to SOIL for a chance to be a part of their Polar Plunge Recap Special, airing on March 14. You can email your video submission to any time from now until March 1.


Stay tuned for more information on that special, plus additional ideas on how you can #BeBoldGetColdat home!


At Home Safety Policy:

*At Home Plungers are encouraged to be safe with their Plunge At Home choices. Special Olympic Illinois utilizes a professional dive team in the water and emergency responders to ensure the safety of our participants at traditional Polar Plunges. Do not attempt to jump into a lake, river or any other open body of water for the At Home Plunge. Participants should not do anything that could physically harm themselves or others. Special Olympics Illinois is not responsible for any injuries that occur while participating in the At Home Plunge.*


For Chapters:

Chapter Presidents or the Program Director can create their Chapter Teams by going to:, scrolling down to find your region, clicking Register Now! And selecting “Create a Team” (vs. “Individual).

Our Team Type is “Plunge Team”.


When creating your team name, PLEASE include the word “Jaycees” and your name of your hometown. Most chapters’ names will work just fine, i.e. “Schaumburg Jaycees”, but for chapters with JCI in their title, please make sure to include “Jaycees”, i.e. “JCI Collinsville Jaycees”.

This will allow us an SOIL to easily find each chapter and give you updates such as number of members participating and how much each participant has raised towards their goal.


It is encouraged that once a team captain fills out the information for their team, each team member join the team individually, as questions such as Home Address and T-Shirt size may be better answered by each participant individually. Members will be able to join a team by going to the website, selecting their region, clicking Register Now, then selecting “Join A Team”.

For more registration instructions, see here: you should not need to enter any CC Card information if registered as a Plunge At Home Regular Plunge Team)


For more info on how Team Captains can make this year’s Polar Plunge a success, please visit:


Any questions?  Reach out to  Ellyn Thorson, IL SOIL Program Manager.  Contact information on Facebook Group or e-mail Programming VP Jessi.  

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