Whether you want to earn bragging rights, get some cool swag or help out Special Olympics New Jersey, our incentive program is your way to get your hands on some Plunge gear.

As you hit fundraising milestones, you’ll earn the items below, which are cumulative – and help out Special Olympics New Jersey even more…win-win! So the more money you raise, the more cool items you will receive.

2023 Incentives

$100 – $299
Plunge Sweatshirt

$300 – $499

$500 – $999
Beach Towel

$1,000 – $2,499
Sweatpants and Long Sleeve Shirt

$2,500 – $4,999
Coleman Backpack Cooler

$5,000 and up
Choice of custom embroidered jacket

What is the minimum amount required to receive an incentive?

ALL PLUNGERS must raise a minimum of $100. If plunging as a team, all team members are still required to raise at least $100. This $100 will get each plunger the first incentive item, Polar Bear Plunge Hoodie. To qualify for incentives, all donations need to be received by the time you check in on the day of the Plunge. Donations will be accepted through April; however, anything received after Saturday, January 15, will not be included in your incentive total.

How will I receive my incentives?

You will receive all incentives up to the $1000 level at check-in on plunge day. All incentives at the $2,500 level and above will be mailed 2 – 4 weeks after the plunge, to the address provided at registration.

Are the Plunge incentives for sale?

We do not sell any of our Plunge incentives because we feel it is a privilege for those who participate and have earned the various incentive levels. If we have a large number of incentives left at the end of the season, we’ll make the items available online. We do have separate souvenirs that are available for anyone to purchase at the plunge.

Can I trade my incentive after the event?

Plungers cannot change their incentive after the event. Incentives are given out based on what your fundraising total is on the day of the plunge. Any funds turned in after the plunge will still go towards your fundraising total but will not change your incentive.

*Please note that all incentive colors and styles are subject to change

Does each team member have to raise the minimum?

Yes, each team member is required to raise the $100 minimum to receive the plunge hoodie and participate.

*Please note that all incentive colors and styles are subject to change based on availability.

Contact Us

If you still have questions about the Plunge, contact us at pbpinfo@sonj.org.