February 23, 2019

AIR TEMP: 50 degrees

WATER TEMP: 35 degrees 

PLUNGERS: 288

SUPER PLUNGERS: 20

PEE WEE PLUNGERS: 16

STRUTTERS: 73

MONEY RAISED FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES: $169,726 and counting!

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AWARD WINNERS

  • 1st Place Individual: Amber Smith, $16,395
  • 1st Place Group: Washed Up, $20,245
  • Largest Heat: Jolly Rogers, 26 plungers
  • Golden Plunger Awards:
    • Individuals:
      • Gold: Make America Great Again Clown
      • Silver: Super Chief Fan
      • Bronze: Papa Smurf
    • Groups:
      • Gold: Washed Up, Circus
      • Silver: Greatest Show on Earth, Circus
      • Bronze: MisFits
    • Law enforcement:
      • Gold: JCCC
      • Silver: Davis Dawgs
      • Bronze: Jefferson City PD
    • Schools:
      • Gold: Thomas Jefferson Middle Schook, Social butterflies 
      • Silver: Iberia High School, Candies
      • Bronze: Camdenton Middle School

For the Polar Bear Strut, click here

This "unbearable" event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by plunging into the frigid winter waters. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri. 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!


* 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 SeaDoo GTI SE

The Polar Plunge is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) for Special Olympics Missouri. Osage Beach PD is proud to host this event.

If you have questions about the event, contact Crystal Schuster at cschuster@somo.org. You may mail offline donations to: Special Olympics Missouri, LOZ Polar Plunge, 305 Special Olympics Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101. Please include your name in the memo line of checks.