Join us for a


13th Annual Buffalo Polar Plunge (Saturday, December 7th, 2019)
and 1st Annual SUPER PLUNGE (Friday, December 6th-7th)

What is Super Plunge? Super Plunge is an even bigger take on the most popular fundraiser for Special Olympics New York. Plungers commit to raising $2,500 or more and will take the Plunge every HOUR on the hour for 24 hours! This is the FIRST ever Super Plunge in New York State and we want YOU to be a part of it!

When is the Super Plunge? Plungers will take on Lake Erie at 2:00pm on Friday, December 6th and plunge every hour until the 13th annual Buffalo Polar Plunge on Saturday, December 7th at 2:00pm.

For more information regarding the Super Plunge, please contact Erica Raepple at or 716-909-6444.

 13th Annual Buffalo Polar Plunge Information:

Saturday Polar Plunge Information:
CHECK IN - 11:00am PLUNGE - 2:00pm

Registration inside


Woodlawn Beach State Park
3580 Lakeshore Road
Buffalo, NY 14219


Let's Get It Started - Freezin for a Reason Begins!

This year sparks the Thirteenth Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics in Buffalo, New York!! Help us raise $200,000 for our LOCAL Special Olympics Athletes!

Raise $100 to take the Plunge and receive an official Polar Plunge Hoodie! We ask that each participant raise $100 to plunge. The $100 minimum is waived for schools participating in the Cool School Challenge. Team name must have the school name in it.

Congratulations to our THREE time top fundraising team: Dan's Polish Plungers! Will they make it 4 years in a row or do YOU have what it takes to be #1?


Looking to save time in the registration line? Fill out the Buffalo Polar Plunge Waiver before you show up. CLICK HERE to download it.


THE COOL SCHOOL CHALLENGE-Will your school be on top?

Congratulations to our 2018 Cool School Challenge Winner-CHEEKTOWAGA WARRIORS! Does your school have what it takes to be crowned the Cool School Challenge Winners for the top fundraising school? When you win, your team will help lead the Parade to Plunge, your school logo will be on the 2020 Polar Plunge hoodies and YOUR team picture will be featured in the 2020 marketing materials! Get your friends, teachers and principals ready and try our "Toss Your Teacher" campaign!! Polar Plunge is a great way to get your whole school engaged in Special Olympics!


Is your company interested in sponsoring the event? Let us know! That donation can go to your team and can help you be the TOP FUNDRAISNG team! Click under the Sponsorship tab for more information. Please contact Erica Raepple if your company is interested in sponsoring this event.

For more information contact:

Erica Raepple


Woodlawn Beach:
11am-1pm: Registration-EVERYONE MUST REGISTER BEFORE THE PLUNGE! It's inside the building.

Anyone that raised $250 or more can visit the VIP REGISTRATION. It'll be fast, easy and you will receive more great incentives!

11am-1pm: Costume Judging- This is inside the big tent and you have to register your costume to be in the running to win an award!
1:15pm: Everyone in the tent!
1:25pm: Plunge Warm Up presented by Shannon Connors Fitness
1:40pm: Award Time!
1:50pm: National Anthem
1:55pm: Parade to Plunge
2:00pm: Plunge!!!