Freezin’ for a Reason! Columbus Polar Plunge back at Field on Saturday, February 10th — 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

(January 29, 2024) – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – The 2024 Columbus Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Ohio presented by G&J Pepsi and The Basement Doctor will take place on the Chase Plaza at Field (96 Columbus Crew Way) in downtown Columbus. Polar plungers will take an icy dip in an 18’ x 9’ x 52” pool to raise funds to support programs for the athletes in Ohio.

The fun-filled event will take place on Saturday, February 10th from 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. with registration starting at 9:30 a.m.  In the spirit of “Freezin’ for a Reason,” participants will show their enthusiasm for the cause by wearing crazy costumes accentuated with a boost of adrenaline as they get ready to take the plunge. The festivities will include music, food & drinks, and the always entertaining costume contest before the plunge. Joining the fun, Crew Cat, the Columbus Crew mascot will be on-hand to encourage participants to jump in.

The Columbus Polar Plunge is one of eight that have been scheduled to take place in communities across Ohio from January through March. Participants are invited to either take part in-person or virtually with their teams in support of the 20,000 Special Olympics athletes throughout Ohio. Participation in the in-person or virtual event is open by visiting

The impact of the Polar Plunge supports year-round sports training and competition, health education and leadership programs for Special Olympics athletes. By fundraising $75 or more, participants help provide opportunities for athletes at no cost to them while creating a greater sense of belonging for everyone in the community.

Link to 2023 Polar Plunge photos.

Run of show for Columbus Polar Plunge:

Friday              5 pm- 7 pm      Early Check-in Party at Land-Grant Brewing Company

Saturday          9:30 am           Registration opens

10:30 am         Opening Ceremonies & Awards

11:00 am         Plunging to begin

Please contact Chad Highland for advance interview opportunities and day of coverage at or (614) 239-7050 x600.