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SOMO’s first 10 Polar Plunges of 2023 raise more than $870,400

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Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) is excited to announce our first 10 Polar Plunges of 2023 have raised more than $870,400! And there’s still time to donate at! In total, 2,532 brave individuals from across the Show Me State haven taken the Plunge this year to support the athletes of SOMO!

Here’s the full break down as of March 2023:

Jan. 28 | Kansas City Polar Plunge: $105,334.33 | Kansas City Super Plunge: $59,748.89

Kansas City Total: $165,083.22

Feb. 4 | Lake Saint Louis Polar Plunge: $97,052.53

Feb. 11 | Chillicothe Polar Plunge: $8,150.80

Feb. 18 | St. Joseph Polar Plunge: $35,202.67

Feb. 18 | Maryland Heights Polar Plunge: $66,893.00

Feb. 25 | Kirksville Polar Plunge $29,707.45

Feb. 25 | Lake of the Ozarks Polar Plunge: $91,490.32 | Lake of the Ozarks Polar Bear Strut: $7,550.50 | Lake of the Ozarks Super Plunge $179,381.39

Lake of the Ozarks Total: $278,422.21 (New Record)

Feb. 25 | Cape Girardeau Polar Bear Strut: $581.25 | Cape Girardeau Polar Plunge: $62,598.65

Cape Girardeau Total: $63,179.90

March 4 | Springfield Polar Plunge: $39,398.90 | Springfield Super Plunge: $26,050.85

Springfield Total: $65,449.75

March 11 | Columbia Polar Plunge: $61,005.00

SOMO would like to thank each and every supporter of this year’s Plunge, especially our 3 in ’23 Plungers. You can read more about these seven outstanding Plungers who completed all three Super Plunges during the 2023 season here!

SOMO supporters are welcome to download photos from our Flickr account. We have an album up for every Plunge!

SOMO has one more public Polar Plunge in 2023. We encourage everyone to sign up for the Joplin Polar Plunge on Nov. 4!