AIR TEMP: 28 degrees


PLUNGERS: 505 + 6 Pee Wee Plungers

MONEY RAISED FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES: $103,842 and counting! Help us reach our goal of $150,000!




  • 1st Place: Kirk Halveland, $2,590
  • 2nd Place: James Walkenhorst, $1,970         
  • 3rd Place: Ryan Enge, $1,871

Top Teams

  • 1st Place Fundraising: Centene - $6,470
  • Top Recruiter:  Troy Buchanan High School StuCo, 54 Plungers

Golden Plunger Awards: 

  • Individual Category:  Eddie the Florissant Police Dog, Polar Bear Vest    
  • Team/Group Category:  Just Keep Swimming, Neon costumes          
  • School Category: Francis Howell North, Farm Animals  
  • Most Spirited Overall:  Troy Buchanan HS, Fiesta  

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. Maryland Heights PD, Hazelwood PD and St. Louis County Park Rangers 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 Maryland Heights, 2945 S Brentwood, St. Louis, MO 63144. Please include your name in the memo line of checks.