February 23, 2019

AIR TEMP: 33 degrees

WATER TEMP: 32 degrees 





    • Top Individual: 
      • 1st: Jennifer Brownlee, $1,504
      • 2nd: Megan Shrewsbury, $1,432
      • 3rd: Carrie Pfiefer, $1,140
    • Top Team: 
      • 1st: Access II, $955
      • 2nd: The Justice, $609
    • Top Law Enforcement: 
      • 1st: WMCC, $4,136
      • 2nd: CCC, $3,178
      • 3rd: CRCC, $2,864
    • Top School Team: 
      • 1st: Polo High School, $375
      • 2nd: Chillicothe High School, $100
    • Top Recruiter: CRCC, 13 Plungers
    • Golden Plunger Awards:
      • Individuals:
        • Gold: Rich Smith, Pennywise the Dancing Clown
        • Silver: James Runde, Snake Charmer
        • Bronze: Jenny Brownlee, Ringmaster
      • Groups:
        • Gold: Access II, Circus Food
        • Silver: Daviess County Sheriffs, Sideshow Acts
        • Bronze: WMCC, Circus Group


Visit our Flickr for downloadable event photos and YouTube for the video of the Plunge!

  2019 Lake Viking Polar Plunge   2019 Lake Viking Polar Plunge 
 2019 Lake Viking Polar 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: Special Olympics Missouri, Polar Plunge, 702 Woodbine Road, St. Joseph, MO 64507.  If you have any questions, please email us.


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!

* New this year! Raise and turn in $500 by March 9, 2019 for an entry to win a brand-new 2018 Sea-Doo GTI SE! Thanks to Missouri Powersports Dealers Association for this donation. 

2018 SeaDoo GTI SE

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 are proud to host this event.

If you have questions about the event, contact Melody Prawitz at prawitz@somo.org. You may mail offline donations to: Special Olympics Missouri, Lake Viking Polar Plunge, 702 S. Woodbine Rd., St. Joseph, 64507. Please include your name in the memo line of checks.