Waukegan Polar Bear Plunge

In its twenty-second year, the Waukegan Polar Bear Plunge will be a unique VIRTUAL experience in 2021 with Virtual Plunge Drawings and a Plunge @ Home Video Contest. As always, proceeds from the Waukegan Polar Bear Plunge will benefit the Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County (SRSNLC), helping individuals with disabilities participate in camps, athletics, health and fitness programs, and much more. For more information, click here or contact Kari at krobinson@waukeganparks.org or (847) 360-4763.

Purchase a chance to be in a drawing for great prizes from local businesses, and then stay warm in your home, knowing you have done your part to help individuals with disabilities in your community! Participants will also receive a commemorative event shirt! Register by Sunday, December 13 to receive an extra chance to win! For more information, click here or contact Kari at krobinson@waukeganparks.org or (847) 360-4763.

Go the extra mile! Make your own plunge event at home and submit a Plunge @ Home video by Sunday, December 27 at 5pm to be included in the official 22nd Annual Waukegan Polar Bear Plunge video that will be released on Friday, January 1 at 10am. Viewers will be asked to vote for the best Plunge @ Home video. A winner will be announced on Monday, January 4. Plunge @ Home contestants will automatically be entered into Virtual Plunge Drawings. For more information, click here or contact Kari at krobinson@waukeganparks.org or (847) 360-4763.

Looking to raise $51 or more? Contact Kari at krobinson@waukeganparks.org to be emailed more details!  If you are looking to raise $250 or more you can be listed on the back of the event shirts, you must raise and submit your $250 by Sunday, December 13.

Want to be a sponsor? You can make a straight donation or have your patrons help you to achieve the minimum sponsorship of $250. NEW THIS YEAR: A portion ($25-$100) of your $250 sponsorship could be a gift certificate to your business that will be given as a drawing prize. For logos to appear on our limited edition event shirt, a $250 sponsorship must be received by Sunday, December 13. Your consideration to support the event would be greatly appreciated. For exclusive logo placement on the event shirt, a $1,000 sponsorship option is available, limited to four sponsors. For more information, contact Kari at krobinson@waukeganparks.org.

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