AIR TEMP: 72 degrees (warmest on record!)

WATER TEMP: 45 degrees


MONEY RAISED FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES: $20,200 and counting! Help us reach our goal of $25,000! 


  • Top Individual Fundraiser: Rob Scheiner, $925
  • Top Fundraising School: Montgomery County High School, $6,000
  • Golden Plunger: Fink's, Traditional Mexican dress  

PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE: Visit our Flickr for downloadable event photos and YouTube for the video of the Plunge! 


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. Mexico DPS is 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, Mexico Polar Plunge, 1001 Diamond Ridge, Suite 800, Jefferson City, MO, 65109. Please include your name in the memo line of checks.