Thank you for being our below-zero hero!

Thanks to your generosity, 853 Kansas City polar bears raised $264,492 and counting for Special Olympics athletes!

The Super Plunge totals are coming soon!



Fundraising Awards 

Top Fundraiser:  Laurie Clark----$2,214
Top Super Plunger:  Chad Meyer----$88,653
Top Fundraising Team:  CU In The Water----$25,146
Top LETR Team:  Lee’s Summit Police Department----$21,265
Top Fundraising School:  Raymore-Peculiar Schools -- $20,157

Golden Plunger Awards 


Gold: Danny Dwyer (Polar Bear)
Silver: “Dalmatian”
Bronze: “Slow Poke the Clown”

Gold:  Liberty H.S. (Hawaiian Luau)
Silver: Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop A (Shark Week)
Bronze: Liberty North HS (Cavemen)


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.



  • 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, 9001 West 67th Street, Merriam KS 66202. 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 January, for the 13th Annual Kansas City Polar Plunge in 2017!

You can have that same thrill by volunteering at at upcoming event. Visit the Kansas City 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.

The life of the party

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: Belton PD, Lee's Summit PD and Kansas City MO PD.