Plunge, Splash and Play all day at Aquatica on Sunday, September 8 to support Special Olympics San Diego. Not only will you brave the wild waters of the largest wave pool in Southern California, but you can party with friends and family while helping to support Special Olympics San Diego County athletes!


3 Ways to Get Involved

Register for the Polar Plunge

Take the Plunge

For just $50, you can register to plunge! Includes entrance to the park for the day, a parking pass, and a meal voucher.


Register for the Polar Plunge

Form a Plunge Pack

For $150, register a 4 person team to plunge! Includes entrance to the park for 4, 2 parking passes (as needed), and 4 meal vouchers.


Make a Donation

Chief's Challenge

For $500, a team of 3 law enforcement can participate in the Chief's Challenge (click here for more info)! This includes 10 entrance passes, 10 meal vouchers, and 4 parking passes.


Event Information



Sunday, September 8, 2019

Registration opens: 8:30 a.m.
Plunge begins: 9:00 a.m.


Aquatica (MAP)
2052 Entertainment Cir,
Chula Vista, CA 91911

What is the Plunge?

The Special Olympics San Diego Plunge at Aquatica is a fundraiser during which individuals and teams, alongside Special Olympics athletes donate for the joy of “Plunging” into the largest wave pool in Southern California.

This year featured in the Plunge is the Chiefs Challenge where law enforcement chiefs from across San Diego County competed for bragging rights, and the Chiefs Challenge Perpetual Trophy.



Chiefs Challenge

Heights, speed, agility, and sports, this year’s Chiefs Challenge has it all!

  • Bragging rights for a year
  • Their name on the Perpetual Trophy
  • The honor of carrying in the "Flame of Hope" at all San Diego County Regional Games in 2020

The Details:

  • Teams of 3, including an Executive Leader
  • $500 Fundraising minimum (each team)
  • Swim attire (no uniforms)
  • Aquatica, Chula Vista (enjoy for the day)
  • Time: 10 a.m. -10:20 a.m.

We encourage San Diego County Law Enforcement Executive Leadership to participate in our Chiefs Challenge in 2019 and dethrone the reigning champion: Chief David Nisleit, San Diego Police Department!

Chiefs Challenge

This event is a fun way for local agencies to support Special Olympics and get great media coverage. To learn more about the Chiefs Challenge, please contact Amanda Baumann at 619.283.6197.


Become a Sponsor

You don't need to brave the wild waters to be part of Plunge, Splash & Play. In fact, we need as many warm and caring souls as we do brave ones in order to have a successful event. Partner with us at this one-of-a-kind event to not only raise awareness for individuals with intellectual disabilities but your organization as well.

To become a sponsor, please contact Amanda Baumann at or 619.283.6197.


Why You Should Become a Sponsor

1. Buzz worthy event with high potential for media attention
2. Expand your customer reach
3. Encourage employee volunteerism
4. Create a fun team-building activity within your organization
5. Mingle with hundreds of community members, media, Special Olympics athletes, and law enforcement
6. Show support for your local community
7. Partner with one of the most recognized and respected charities in the world
8. Your support helps us continue to offer free sports training and competition to individuals with intellectual disabilities
9. Special Olympics Southern California is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is entirely funded by private donations, grants, and fundraising activities. Your sponsorship dollars can be a great tax write off.
10. Our programs inspire communities to open their minds and to accept and include individuals with intellectual disabilities

Year-Round Sponsorships

To become a year-round sponsor for Special Olympics Southern California, please visit our Corporate Partnerships page.

How Your Donation Helps

Every dollar raised through Plunge, Splash & Play will help fund Special Olympics San Diego County programs in your community. Special Olympics Southern California enriches the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities and their communities through sports, education, and athlete health. Learn more about how we change lives.

We work hard to maximize your investment. For every $1 raised on behalf of our athletes, 90 cents goes directly to program costs. Provide potential supporters with gift options to guide your fundraising efforts. Refer to the following list to let your supporters know where their contribution is going and how they are helping you make a difference in the lives of Special Olympics athletes.

  • $35 will provide a uniform for an athlete
  • $50 will provide new sports equipment
  • $100 will sponsor a child's participation in School Games
  • $250 will sponsor an athlete for an entire sports season
  • $500 will sponsor an athlete for one year

Contact Us


Amanda Baumann   |   619.283.6197

Become a Volunteer

We are seeking volunteers to serve as coaches, manage events and competitions, work on marketing campaigns, and assist around the office. For more information, visit our Volunteer webpage.

General Information

To learn more about Special Olympics San Diego County, visit You can also find us on Facebook.