AIR TEMP: 28 degrees

WATER TEMP: 34 degrees

PLUNGERS: 100 (new record!)

MONEY RAISED FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES: $30,000 and counting! Help us reach our goal of $32,000! 



  • Individuals:
  • 1st Place: James Rash, $8,779
  • 2nd Place: Edward Morris, $4,450
  • 3rd Place: Greg Crader, $2,400
  • Top Team  
  • 1st Place: Fiesta DAWGS, $8,779 
  • 2nd Place: Forever with Trevor, $810
  • 3rd Place: Access II, $675
  • Top Law Enforcement Team 
  • 1st Place: Platte County Sheriff, $2,400
  • 2nd Place: Chillicothe Correctional, $2,325
  • 3rd Place: Western Missouri Correctional, $1,599
  • Top Fundraising School 
  • 1st Place: Trenton High School, $1,136
  • 2nd Place: Chillicothe StuCo, $695
  • Top Recruiter: Trenton High School, 12 plungers
  • Golden Plunger Awards: Individual 
  • Gold: Rich Smith, Pirate
  • Silver: Luke Caldwell, Piñata 
  • Bronze: Erick Silver, Inflatable Dinosaur
  • Golden Plunger Awards: Team 
  • Gold: Forever with Trevor, Piñatas 
  • Silver: Access II, Mermaids
  • Bronze: DAWGS, Fiesta Group 

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. Chillicothe Correctional Center, Western Missouri Correctional Center, and Crossroads Correctional Center.

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, Polar Plunge Lake Viking, 2300 Frederick Ave. Suite #204 / St. Joseph, MO 64506 
. Please include your name in the memo line of checks.