February 2, 2019

AIR TEMP: 55 degrees
WATER TEMP: 39 degrees 


  • Top Individual: John Weber, $2,268
  • Top Team: Delta High School, $5,185
  • Top Law Enforcement: Cape Police Dept., $1,940
  • Top College Team: Kappa Beta Gamma, $460 
  • Top Recruiter: John Weber, 29 Plungers

Golden Plunger Awards:

  • Individuals:
  • Gold: Logan Gardner, Class Clown
  • Silver: Preston Clark, Ring Master
  • Bronze: Tim Kunz, Clown
  • Groups:
  • Gold: Sam's Club, Circus
  • Silver: Lisa's Ice Warriors, Circus
  • Bronze: Alliance Bankette, Trapeeze Artists
  • Schools: 
  • Gold: Delta Bobcats
  • Silver: Chaffee Ninja Warriors
  • Bronze: Fredericktown StuCo 

PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE Visit our Flickr for downloadable event photos (coming soon!) and YouTube for the video of the Plunge!
It’s common for friends and relatives to wait until after the Plunge for proof that you actually went into the lake.  That means now is the time for them to make a donation!  For those who created fundraising websites, your site will remain active through April to receive donations.  You may also send any checks or money orders payable to SOMO to: SOMO, Attn: Polar Plunge, 1625 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.  If you have any questions, please email us.
You now have until March 9 to raise and turn in $500 for an entry to win a 2018 Sea-Doo GTI SE! Thank you to Missouri Powersports Dealers Association for the Sea-Doo donation.

SHIRTS: If you didn’t receive your shirt on Plunge day, it has been ordered. Shirts will be mailed to the address on your event registration. If you don’t receive your shirt by March 26, please contact Penny Williams.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Want to become more involved with SOMO?  We need your help to make our East Regional Basketball Tournament a success. The tournament is Saturday, February 16 in the St. Charles area. There are over 130 spots for time/score keepers in both the morning and afternoon. Sign up today. 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE Want to make a bigger difference in our athletes' lives?  Find out just how easy it is to become a coach at www.somo.org/coach!


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!


2018 SeaDoo GTI SE

The Polar Plunge is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) for Special Olympics Missouri. Cape Girardeau is proud to host this event.

If you have questions about the event, contact Penny Williams at williams@somo.org. You may mail offline donations to: Special Olympics Missouri, Cape Girardeau Polar Plunge, 1625 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. Please include your name in the memo line of checks.