Special Olympics Wyoming to host statewide Jackalope Jumps

A COLD-WATER fundraising event benefiting Special Olympics Wyoming


WYOMING — Special Olympics Wyoming is looking for individuals, athletes, businesses, schools, law enforcement, fire, military, and other clubs and organizations willing to #MAKEASPLASH by taking a cold-water plunge at a 2024 Jackalope Jump.

Jackalope Jump fundraising events to benefit Special Olympics Wyoming athletes are being scheduled across the state. It’s a great way for everyone to get involved and raise funds to support programming and events for over 1,600 athletes statewide.

The concept is simple: participants raise money to benefit Special Olympics Wyoming athletes, then face freezing water. The Jackalope Jumps, however, are so much more, according to organizers. They are the kind of fun and inspiring events that you really must experience to understand. Each jump is its own personalized event as they are planned and organized locally by SOWY volunteers. All Jumpers that raise a minimum of $100 per person will receive a Jackalope Jump T-Shirt. Participants who raise $750 per person will also get a cool pair of John’s Crazy Jackalope Jump socks. Those individuals raising $1,000 earn a duffle bag as well and the $1,500 level will get an additional $100 Visa Gift Card. All fundraising levels are per person. Team fundraising cannot be combined to be eligible for an incentive.

Schools and First Responders can easily get involved in fundraising and participating at a local jump and earn a cool Jackalope Jump incentive at $50 minimum per person. Cool School Challengers and First Responders are eligible for all incentive levels by meeting the minimum fundraising amounts per person.

Dates for nearby events are Friday, February 9 at Douglas High School; Saturday, February 10 in Wheatland at Little Reservoir No. 1; and Sunday, April 7 in Cheyenne, location to be determined. The Virtual (DIY) Jump is reserved for Cool School Challengers only, anytime during February and March.

Grab some friends, plan fun costumes, get pumped, and register today at SOWY.org.

Special Olympics Wyoming is a non-profit organization providing year-round sports training, athletic competition, and other related programs to children and adults with intellectual disabilities; offering them continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy and friendship. 

Special Olympics Wyoming changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect. Visit www.SOWY.org for more information.