2018 Polar Plunge: Let your Inner Zeus Loose!

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. 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


2018 Polar Plunge Results: 

Click here to see results, log in or donate to a participant who has already taken the Plunge. 



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: Anorak Pullover


$500 Chilly Level: Backpack


$1,000 Frosty Level: Packable Puffer Jacket


$2,000 Arctic Level: Weatherproof Down Blanket
(plus one of each other level) 





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

2017 Plunge Results:

Congratulations to our top 25 teams from the 2017 Polar Plunges!

Location Team Name Amount Raised
Springfield Washed Up $18,251
Kansas City Ray-Pec Plungers $15,662
Lake Saint Louis Ft. Zumwalk West Middle Wildcats $10,977
Super Plunge KC Camp Stuey's ERT $10,592
Kansas City Blue Springs School District $10,435
Lake Saint Louis St. Charles County Finest $9,730
Lake of the Ozarks JCCC Crew $8,260
Maryland Heights Building Bridges/Missouri American Water  $7,900
Lake of the Ozarks Jolly Rogers $7,868
Lake Saint Louis Team Supa Dupa $7,473
Lake of the Ozarks Davis' Dawgs $6,889
Maryland Heights Centene $6,785
Kansas City ASA Zeta Eta $6,287
Kansas City CU In The Water $6,046
Mexico Montgomery County StuCo $6,000
Maryland Heights Team Snuggie $5,985
Maryland Heights Hazelwood Police Department $5,964
Kansas City Belton Pirate Plungers $5,817
Kansas City Tigers On Ice $5,714
Maryland Heights Troy Buchanan Student Council $5,536
Lake Saint Louis St. Charles City Police Department $5,406
Lake Saint Louis IF Crew $5,393
Cape Girardeau Delta Bobcats $5,324
Maryland Heights Francis Howell North HOSA $5,283
Columbia Boone County Family Resources $5,166

















Tell me more about this good cause.

All the money raised at the 2018 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.