Changes to Polar Plunge Fundraiser Amidst COVID-19


Karin Juhl, Lizzy Wagner, and Claudia Brown


Despite COVID-19, CHS’s S.H.A.R.E. (Students Helping, Accepting, Relating and Empowering others to succeed) class will be participating in the Polar Plunge. However, it will look a little different this year because of safety restrictions.

“This year, since we are unable to attend the actual Polar Plunge event (at Lake Winnebago), we will be doing an ice bucket challenge just outside of school that will be live-streamed during homeroom,” said Mr. Daniel Mallmann, the high school intellectual disabilities teacher. The event will be held on February 12.

Every year, the Polar Plunge is run as a fundraiser for the Special Olympics. The Polar Plunge supports athletes who wish to participate. Of all the donations raised by the Chilton team, 25 percent goes back to Chilton athletes.

If you are looking to donate, you can do so by going to From there, click the “Members” tab, select a member to donate to and then click the “Donate” button.

Donations may also be sent to or dropped off at the CHS office. Checks should be made out to “Special Olympics Wisconsin.” Donations will go to the S.H.A.R.E. team unless specifically designated to an individual member of the team.

In the past, to encourage people to donate, for every $1000 dollars donated, a new group of school staff would also participate in the Plunge. When asked whether something like that was set in place for this year, Mr. Mallmann said, “As of right now, we do not. We are hoping for more staff and student involvement, so if we get more people involved, we will definitely put one in place.”

Questions can be directed to Mr. Mallmann at [email protected]

And for those interested in general information about the Polar Plunge, visit the official Polar Plunge website at