What is a “Cool School” Team?

Teams consisting of your classmates, teachers, friends, or family who get together to raise money for the Plunge!

“Cool School” Team Rules:

  • When creating a “Cool School” team, the name must read as follows:  School Name – Team Name
  • Each “Cool School” team member must raise a minimum of $35
  • Participants receive a Plunge t-shirt and the great feeling of “freezin’ for a reason.”

Why a “Cool School” Team?

Show your school spirit, community support, hang out with friends and family, and feel good.  Plunging and fundraising is more fun in groups!  You can also qualify for incentives and have a great time with friends and family while supporting a good cause. It feels good to do good!

How do I form a “Cool School” Team?

Grab your classmates, coworkers, friends and family for a fun day in support of Special Olympics PA! Register online.   Go to:  Register, then Create a Team & name your team (remember put your school name in there somewhere).  Then under select registrations, choose Cool Schools as your participation type & spread the word to others to join your team!

How do I join a “Cool School” Team?

Thanks for your willingness to join us!  We are excited to have you and so are your teammates.  Register online.  Go to:  Register, then Join a Team & select your name your team.    Then under select registrations, choose Cool Schools as your participation type & start fundraising!

“Cool School” Team Captains

What is a “Cool School” Team Captain?

A “Cool School” team captain serves as the liaison between the Plunge and the “Cool School” team members

The Role of a “Cool School” Team Captain:

  • Build a team and get as many members as you can
  • Set a fundraising goal for your team; Work with team members to set their individual fundraising goals - $35 minimum required to Plunge
  • Provide team members with fundraising tools
  • Coach and motivate your team to success; Generate enthusiasm for the event via email, Facebook, newsletters, school announcements, etc.
  • Team captains organize and delegate team fundraising events
  • Host fundraisers
  • Stay connected with the team: Send regular emails, phone calls, meetings

How to Be a Successful “Cool School” Team Captain:

  • Ask people you like and trust to be on your team: Classmates, Sports Teams, School Organizations or Groups
  • Have a team kickoff to get things started
  • Select a Co-Captain to help you
  • Organize your team by forming committees
    • Lay out team fund-raisers on a calendar and discuss responsibilities
  • Delegate
  • Work with and support team members
  • Communicate
  • Create a team newsletter
  • Phone calls or emails with updates, reminders, schedules, etc.
  • Keep your team informed of progress
  • Motivate, excite, and enthuse your team!
  • Consider developing a team theme with t-shirts and costumes
  • Have a team captain wrap up party
    • Review team activities, fund-raisers, etc. to find out what worked and what can be improved
  • Distribute any incentives for your team
  • You can even have your own team awards!
  • Start planning for next year!
  • Have FUN!

Overall Top “Cool School” Fundraising Team

The coveted “Cool School” award will be given to the school that raises the most money overall.