Thank you for Plunging Happy!

Thanks to your generosity, 48 Joplin plungers raised $14,000 and counting for Special Olympics athletes!


Fundraising Awards 

Top Fundraiser:  Bill Barksdale, $1,125
Top Fundraising Group:  EGS, $2,505
Top Fundraising School:  Carl Junction, $2,245
Top LETR Team:  Carthage PD, $1,125

Golden Plunger Awards

1st Place: Carl Junction, PJ People

1st Place: Bill Barksdale, Happy Plunger
2nd Place: Kelly Austin, Lone Plunger
3rd Place:  Jason Barchak, Rasta Dreds 

Cool prizes!

If you met an incentive level ($300, $500, $1,000, or more than $2,000) you will receive an email with your incentive code within two weeks. Incentives must be redeemed 60 days after the event date.


Click here for our official Flickr album, where you can download full-sized images from the event.

I have more donations to turn in.

Great! You can still encourage your supporters to make donations to your personal fundraising page - log in here. If you have offline donations, please mail them to: Special Olympics Polar Plunge, 2914 E. 32nd Street, Suite 304, Joplin, MO 64804. Be sure to include a note with your name so you receive credit. 

I still want to donate.

Online donations will be open for several weeks after the event. You can search for a participant and make a donation here.

Enjoy this  experience? 

Mark your calendar for next February for the 10th Annual Joplin Polar Plunge in 2016!

You can have that same thrill by volunteering at at upcoming event. Visit the Southwest Area page on the SOMO website to check out more upcoming events. Visit our area calendar and choose an event near you.





Feel the need for more adventure - go OVER THE EDGE.  Learn more here.

Thanks to our generous sponsors: 









Thanks also to the party starters – our hosting agencies who organize our party as part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run:  Joplin Police Dept. and Carthage Police Dept.