Fundraisers

In order for us to put on more than 350 trainings and competitions every year, we need to generate more than $7 million in revenue each year. Most of that funding comes directly from individuals like you! It's through events such as the Drive it Home Raffle or the Polar Plunge that allow us to reach more than 16,900 athletes year in and year out.

See below for a comprehensive list of fundraisers of which you can be a part.

At the bottom of the page, you will find a separate list of events that you can take part in to support Special Olympics Missouri.

If you want to host a fundraiser of your own, we call those third-party events and we'd love to have you do exactly that!

Upcoming Fundraiser Dates

Shiver Head

Jefferson City Power Hour

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
High Street & Madison
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

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…

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Kansas City Polar Plunge

January 29, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Shelter Road
Smithville, MO 64089 United States

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…

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Lake of the Ozarks Polar Plunge

February 26, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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. In 2021,…

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Lake of the Ozarks Polar Bear Strut

February 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
711 Public Road
Osage Beach, MO 65065 United States

This “unbearable” event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running, rolling, or crawling in this race. Participants must raise…

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Springfield Super Plunge

March 4, 2022 @ 11:00 am - March 5, 2022 @ 11:00 am
5539 S. Campbell Avenue
Springfield, MO 65810 United States

Super Plungers will plunge 24 times in 24 hours! Ski Shack Cable Park 5539 S. Campbell Avenue Springfield, MO 65810 All participants must be pre-registered. Contact Delameter@somo.org to register.

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Rolla Polar Bear Strut

March 5, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rolla,

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 air. In 2021,…

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Rolla Polar Plunge

March 5, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rolla,

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. In 2021,…

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Springfield Polar Plunge

March 5, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
5539 S. Campbell Avenue
Springfield, MO 65810 United States

Ski Shack Cable Park 5539 S. Campbell Springfield, MO 65810 “Wave” Plunge Times 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM Participants must raise a minimum of $75.00 by event date. www.somo.org/plunge  …

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Columbia Polar Plunge

March 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
3101 Bass Pro Dr.
Columbia, MO 65202 United States

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. In 2021,…

Two athletes and two volunteers pose for a photo on an outdoor bocce court

8th Annual Super Hero Bocce

September 10, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
305 Special Olympics Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65101 United States

Join us for the 8th Annual Super Hero Bocce event on September 10, 2022. Flight play begins at 9:00 a.m. at the Training for Life Campus. The cost is $120…