Plunge like there's no mañana!
This "unbearable" event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running or crawling into the frigid winter waters that Missouri has to offer.
Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri’s year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. SOMO exists to provide year-round sports and training opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities and our athletes need you to get involved. Become a coach, volunteer, recruit a future athlete and learn how you can make a difference!
Participants must be at least 10 years old and raise a minimum of $75 by event day. The Polar Plunge is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) for Special Olympics Missouri. Various police departments, highway patrols, correctional centers and other law enforcement agencies around the state are proud to host this event.
2017 Plunge Dates:
Registration is now OPEN! Note that we are using a new system this year, so you will need a new username and password. Click your location below to register or donate to a Plunger.
Are you someone who thinks swimming in a semi-frozen body of water just once is kind of easy? Is Plunging 24 times in 24 hours extreme enough for you? If so, sign up in Kansas City or Lake of the Ozarks today! Email Kami for more information.
Polar Bear Struts:
Prizes: Now available for pickup onsite!
$300 Goosebumps Level: Hoodie
$500 Chilly Level: 3/4 Zip Pullover
$1,000 Frosty Level: Jacket
$2,000 Arctic Level: One of each of the above plus a Blanket
If you prefer to mail donations to our office, please use the address for the location nearest you.
Tell me more about this good cause.
All the money raised at the 2017 Polar Plunge will support local Special Olympics athletes. Sure, we’re all about year-round sports training and competition, that’s our mission. But there is so much more to our program.
"For many of the athletes involved in Special Olympics, this is the only time that people talk to them at all. Many people with intellectual disabilities go all day without being spoken to at all," shared Michael Myers, an officer with the St. Charles Police Department and the father to SOMO athlete Brooke. "Of the many things that can’t be measured in medals are the relationships that have been built with Brooke and other athletes, as well as, between our family and other families."
Get involved in your local program. Visit our calendar for events near you.