2017 RESULTS! 

AIR TEMP: 36 degrees

WATER TEMP: 41 degrees

PLUNGERS: 130

MONEY RAISED FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES: $45,158 and counting!

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AWARD WINNERS

Individuals:

  • 1st Place: Amber Smith, $15,350
  • 2nd Place: Jared Walters, $1,275
  • 3rd Place: Mike Lawton, $1,125

 

Teams: 

  • Top Team Washed Up, $18,001
  • Top Law Enforcement: Springfield PD, $2,390
  • Top School: Pleasant Hope High School, $1,453

Golden Plunger Awards:

  • Individuals: Brian Asberry, Jaws
  • Groups:Washed Up, Alice in Wonderland 

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE

Visit our Flickr for downloadable event photos and YouTube for the video (coming soon) 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 Feb. 4, 2017. The Polar Plunge Springfield is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) for Special Olympics Missouri. Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D and Springfield 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, Polar Plunge, 2702 Richard Joseph Boulevard, Suite 114, Joplin, MO 64804. Please include your name in the memo line of checks.

View photos from last year's event