UPDATE: We've raised the stakes and if JB Love and Lil Zim collectively reached $1,000 JB will take the plunge in a speedo. Why? Because we decided it would be funny and shared it the powers that be before approaching our morning man. When it's all said and done its money for a great organization.



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LEVEL 8 ($800) - COMPLETED [JB has scheduled his spray tan...]

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LEVEL 7 ($700) - COMPLETED [JB is really questioning this idea.]

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LEVEL 6 ($600) - COMPLETED [We're getting there. The speedo is ordered.]

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LEVEL 5 ($500) - COMPLETED [The suitcase is packed with what he WAS wearing...]

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LEVEL 4 ($400) - COMPLETED [Hey, nice bathing suit...]

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LEVEL 3 ($300) - COMPLETED [The jacket is off... not that it would have helped him.]

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LEVEL 2 ($200) - COMPLETED [JB loses the scuba gear and wet suit.]

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LEVEL 1 ($100) - COMPLETED [Time to start subtracting items.]

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Are you daring enough to wade (or run) into a cold lake for a great cause? (BeCAUSE we don't want to do it alone.) In all seriousness, Q98.5 is honored to be the exclusive country radio partner of Special Olympics Illinois' Polar Plunge on March 2, 2019, at Olson Lake inside Rock Cut State Park.

We're assembling our Rockford Celebrity team and you can join. Truth be told, anyone raising money for charities in Rockford (or any place) is a celebrity in our book. Some of the familiar names you'll be plunging with include Q98.5's staff (Lil Zim, JB Love, & Johnny K,), Midday Michelle Michaels from 97ZOK and Good Day Stateline, Meteorologist Ryan Belz of WTVO and FOX39, and more.

If you're not up for plunging you can donate to the team as a whole or an individual you wish to support and we'll do it for you. Regardless, all donations will go directly to an important organization.

To sponsor JB Love: click here.

To sponsor Lil Zim: click here.

To see the Q98.5 Rockford Celebrity roster: click here.

Special Olympics Illinois' Polar Plunge will happen at Olson Lake inside Rock Cut State Park with thousands of plungers and supporters, and we'd love for you to be a part of it.

The Polar Plunge, presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is a unique opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking a flying leap – a leap into the frigid waters of Olson Lake. Participants must raise $100 in donations from friends, family, and co-workers in exchange for jumping into the icy waters.

There are also perks for all plungers and it starts will all participants getting a warm Polar Plunge hoodie just for hitting that $100 challenge.

Plungers will receive incentive prizes based on the amount of money they raise. By raising the minimum of $100, you’ll receive an official Plunge hooded sweatshirt. Sweatshirts will be available on a first come, first serve basis the day of the plunge. All individuals who do not receive a sweatshirt the day of the event will have one mailed to them in April. Other prizes are awarded at the $250, $500 and $1,000 levels and will be mailed to participants in April.

Click here to learn more about Special Olympics Illinois' Polar Plunge.

JB Love is multi-year Polar Plunge supporter and ½ of  Q98.5's Lil Zim & JB In The Morning, weekday mornings from 5:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Follow him on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.