Plunge Information

# of Plungers 2021: TBD
Total Raised 2021: TBD

We are so excited to announce a BIG change for this year’s plunge *drumroll please* the Northern Hills Polar Plunge will be moved to DEADWOOD at Outlaw Square!! Outlaw Square opened on December 6, 2019, and we are so very fortunate to be able to have the Plunge here! 

There is also FREE parking for the Plunge at the History & Information Center Parking Lot!

In 2020, we had 53 Plungers raise over $7,000 for Special Olympics South Dakota, the Northern Hills Training Center, Belle Fourche Schools, and the Spearfish Schools local programs! Even though last year, we weren’t able to hold the Plunge in person, we still made a splash by raising money for our local Special Olympics programs!

We want to exceed these numbers and get even more participants to take the Plunge – but we need your help to do that! It’s never too early to start fundraising, planning your costume, and recruiting your team members! You may be cold after you jump in the water, but we can promise you that you will warm up quickly when you see the smiles and joy that your efforts and bravery help bring to our 2,700+ Special Olympics South Dakota athletes!

Make sure to check out the cool prizes you could get for going above and beyond in your fundraising!



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Past Plunge Results:

Year: Raised: Plungers
2020 $7,100 53
2019 $22,000 66
2018 $23,562 104
2017 $23,447 110
2016 $29,048 122
2015 $33,436 166
2014 $46,378 217
2013 $46,803 155
2012 $34,636 159
2011 $23,133 100
2010 $19,675 106

Thank you to our sponsors!