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About the Polar Plunge

Hundreds of polar bears will break the ice at the 2012 Polar Plunge Feb. 11. This event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you suport local Special Olympics athletes by running into the sparkling, frigid waters of Table Rock Lake. Proceeds support year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than 15,000 children and adults who participate in Special Olympics Missouri.

About SOMO
  • Founded in 1971
  • 21 year-round sports
  • 15,616 athletes participate
  • 81% of every dollar goes directly to program services
  • 251 competitions held annually
  • We rely on individuals, businesses and organizations to fund our program which provides confidence, opportunities, experiences and rewards for our athletes and all who volunteer or donate.