Join us for the 22nd Annual Chicago Polar Plunge presented by Jackson!

The Chicago Polar Plunge is headed back to the beach, and we have virtual options too!  We can’t wait to be reunited with all of our plungers, volunteers, and supporters on March 6, 2022, at North Avenue Beach, and we also look forward to seeing how creative our virtual plungers are this year!  Support the thousands of Special Olympics Chicago Athletes by registering today.  

Interested in having your company be a partner for the 2022 Chicago Polar Plunge?  For sponsorship and branding opportunities please email Mary Slowik at Mary.slowik@sochicago.org

Inspired by marathon season? Join #TeamSpecialOChicago 2022 Bank of America Chicago Marathon! This dedicated group of runners uses their marathon to raise funds for Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities athletes! Sign to join our team today!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children’s Charities’ Annual Evening Reception on November 16!

We had an amazing evening with our guests, athletes, and honorees. You can help support the event by making a donation.

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ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS CHICAGO

The first International Special Olympics Games were held on July 20, 1968 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Since then, Special Olympics has grown to serve more than 7,000 athletes, offering year-round sports training and competition in 22 sports.

Athletes learn fundamentals, rules and strategies from their coaches during a training period prior to competition. Competitions are held at the area, regional and state levels.

ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS CHICAGO

The first International Special Olympics Games were held on July 20, 1968 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Since then, Special Olympics Chicagohas grown to serve more than 7,500 athletes, offering year-round sports training and competition in 22 sports.

Athletes learn fundamentals, rules and strategies from their coaches during a training period prior to competition. Competitions are held at the area, regional and state levels.