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!

Participants must be at least 10 years old and raise a minimum of $75 by event day. The Polar Plunge is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) for Special Olympics Missouri. Joplin PD and Carthage PD are proud to host this event.

Please remember this is a family friendly event! All costumes/team names must be courteous and appropriate for everyone.

You may mail offline donations to: Special Olympics Missouri, 2702 Richard Joseph Boulevard, Suite 114, Joplin, MO 64804. Please include your name in the memo line of checks.