Celebrity Winterfest 2014

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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

100 Country Club Dr.

Incline Village, NV

February 28, 2014 - March 2, 2014


Looking for Polar Plungefest Info?  Click Here!


Come join the party for our 18th annual Celebrity Winterfest® taking place at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe and Diamond Peak Ski Resort. Celebrity Winterfest is a high-profile, event packed weekend that provides a unique opportunity for company team building, client development and fun head-to-head friendly competition between the participating organizations.


Sixteen companies and organizations sponsor a team of 8 skiers, plus 8 guests. Each team is paired with a Special Olympics Athlete and a Celebrity. If teams wish to bring more than eight guests, additional guest packages are available. Click on the link below to go to a specific area of interest.


Team Agreement and Confirmation

Weekend Schedule

Who Benefits

What the heck is Polar Plungefest?

Guest Packages

Volunteer Opportunities

2013 Recap in Pictures



Reserve your team spot and get ready for a great weekend.

Team Agreement



Friday - February 28, 2014

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Practice on the Hill Available - Diamond Peak Ski Resort

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Welcome Party- Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe


Saturday, March 1, 2014

9:30 Opening Ceremonies - Diamond Peak Ski Resort

10:00 am - 3:00 pm Corporate Ski Challenge- Diamond Peak Ski Resort

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm Reception - Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe

7:00 pm - 12:00 am Awards Dinner and Live Auction - Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe


Sunday, March 2, 201

9:00 am - 9:45 am Polar Plungefest Registration - Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Private Beach

9:45 am - 10:00 am Costume Parade

10:00 am - 10:15 am PLUNGE

10:30 - 1:00 pm Post Plungefest Party  



Who Benefits

All proceeds from this event directly benefit the growth of the Special Olympics Northern California and Nevada's Schools Partnership Program. In 2013-2014 over 6,500 K-12 special education students will train and compete in soccer basketball and track & field. By participating in Special Olympics, athletes gain self-confidence and self-esteem that carries over into their every day lives, leading to greater academic success, improved interpersonal relationships and school experience.


Not only do the special education students benefit from the program, but so do their non-disabled peers who serve as mentors and student coaches, promoting diversity and acceptance for everyone. To learn more about our Schools Partnership program and the impact it is making in our communities, visit Schools Partnership Program.



What the heck is Polar Plungefest?

Well there is no doubt about it, it is a crazy event, that is for sure. In fact, it helps to be just a tad crazy to do it. Basically people register online, set a fundraising goal and then email, family friends and colleagues to support them. Then, here comes the crazy part, everyone jumps into Lake Tahoe, complete in costume! The event is open to the general public. Don't want to plunge but still want to participate? No problem you can register as a chicken and still partake in all the festivities.  Check it out! 



Guest Packages

Guest packages are available for purchase for those teams who wish to bring more than 8 guests. Guests can elect to attend specific events or buy an entire package which includes all festivities for the weekend, including housing and meals.

Guest Package Information  



Volunteer Opportunities

We have all sorts of volunteer opportunities available over the course of the weekend. Be apart of the action! Learn more



2013 Recap in Pictures

Welcome Reception

Race Day

Awards Dinner

Polar Plungefest



Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Kim Thornton at KimberlyT@sonc.org or at 925-944-8801 ext. 231.