2019 Polar Plunge: Join the Greatest Plunge on Earth!

Polar Plunge 2019

About the Polar Plunge

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.

Participants must be at least 10 years old and raise a minimum of $75 each by event day (every member on a team must raise the $75 minimum). 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. 

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


2019 Mini Plunges

    Ft Zumwalt West Middle School Polar Plunge


2019 Polar Plunge Results: 

Click the location below to see results, log in or donate to a participant. 



Super Plunges: 

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 Strut:

Show your bravery by running, walking or strutting through the cold winter air. 





$300 Goosebumps Level: Blanket

$300 Blanket



$500 Chilly Level*: Hoodie

$500 Hoodie



$1,000 Frosty Level: Jacket

$1000 Jacket



$2,000 Arctic Level: Cooler
(plus one of each other level) 

$2000 Cooler



* New this year! Raise and turn in $500 by March 9, 2019 for an entry to win a brand-new 2018 Sea-Doo GTI SE! Thanks to Missouri Powersports Dealers Association for this donation. 

2018 Sea-Doo GTI SE 



If you prefer to mail donations to our office, please use the address for the location nearest you

2018 Plunge Results:

Congratulations to our top 20 teams from the 2018 Polar Plunges!

Location Team Name Amount Raised
Kansas City Camp Stuey's ERT $21,816
Lake of the Ozarks Washed Up $19,132
Lake of the Ozarks Davis Dawgs $12,655
Kansas City Blue Springs School District $12,113
Kansas City Ray-Pec Plungers 2018 $11,579
Lake Saint Louis Fort Zumwalt West Middle Wildcats $11,187
Kansas City Belton Pirate Plungers $10,901
Kansas City CU in the Water $10,717
Lake Saint Louis St. Charles County's Finest $10,600
Maryland Heights STL Falcons $10,187
Lake of the Ozarks Jeffco Gladiators $7,942
Lake of the Ozarks Jolly Rogers Grub 'n Grog $7,239
Lake Saint Louis Supa Dupa Plunge Team $6,486
Mexico Montgomery County R-II H.S. STUCO $6,160
Lake of the Ozarks J.C.C.C. CREW $6,065
Lake Viking WMCC $5,712
Maryland Heights LSMS Polar Cats $5,535
Lake Saint Louis Jefferson Plungers $5,500
Kansas City Tiger Pops $5,351
Lake Saint Louis St. Charles West are the Pillars of Inclusion  $5,326

















Tell me more about this good cause.

All the money raised at the 2019 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.