AIR TEMP: 58 degrees

WATER TEMP: 46 degrees 

PLUNGERS: 242

STRUTTERS: 30

MONEY RAISED FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES: $31,607 and counting!

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AWARD WINNERS

1st Place Individual: Paul Clark, $490

1st Place School: Rolla Middle School, $5,426

Golden Plunger Awards, Individual: 

  • Gold: Wrestling Chicken, PCRMC
  • Silver: King Triton, Joe Peart
  • Bronze: Pink-haired Go Go Suit, PCRMC

Golden Plunger Awards, Groups/Schools: 

  • Gold: Rolla Middle School
  • Silver: Mi Serenity
  • Bronze: Choices for People  

Golden Plunger Awards, Law enforcement: 

  • Gold: Little Mermaid, MSHP Troop I
  • Silver: Greek Floaters, Rolla PD

POLAR BEAR STRUT WINNERS

Top Male Finisher: Joseph Grassia, 24:33.15

Top Female Finisher: Ella Kuhlman, 25:50.67

Click here for full Strut results.  

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

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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 each by event day. The Polar Plunge is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) for Special Olympics Missouri. Rolla PD and MSHP Troop I are proud to host this event.

Polar Plunge is a family friendly event.  Special Olympics Missouri promotes inclusion as a way of life for not only our athletes but everyone at our events.  We reserve the right to ask anyone to alter/remove their costume if found offensive or harmful to those in attendance.  

You may mail offline donations to: Special Olympics Missouri, Rolla Polar Plunge, 1001 Diamond Ridge, Suite 800, Jefferson City, MO 65109. Please include your name in the memo line of checks.