February 16, 2019

AIR TEMP: 12 degrees with snow

WATER TEMP: 32 degrees 





  • Top Individual: 1
  • 1st: Katie Lyle, $3,416
  • 2nd: April Hook, $2,317
  • 3rd: Jackie Haley, $1,086
  • Top Team:  
  • 1st: Team Tanner/Bryan/Charlie, $5,797
  • 2nd: We've Got the Hook, $3,481
  • 3rd: Team Buffalo, $515
  • Top Law Enforcement:  
  • 1st: Maryville Treatment Center, $1,683
  • 2nd: St. Joseph Police Department, $275
  • Top School Team:  
  • 1st: Smithville Middle School, $5,060
  • 2nd: Smithville High School, $1,800
  • 3rd: Truman Middle School, $1,224
  • Top College Team:  
  • 1st: Northwest Pals, $840
  • 2nd: Missouri Western Alphas, $340
  • Top Recruiter: JB's Plunging Peeps, 10 people

Golden Plunger Awards: 

  • Individuals:
  • Gold: Mary Crane, Organ Grinder/Lost Monkey
  • Silver: James Runde, Lion Tamer
  • Bronze: Kenny Wahlgren, KC Chiefs Fan
  • Groups:
  • Gold: We've Got the Hook, Ringmasters
  • Silver: Truman Middle School, Magic School Bus
  • Bronze: Team Tanner/Bryan/Charlie, Mimes 

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

ADDITIONAL DONATIONS: 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

SEA-DOO GIVEAWAY EXTENDED! 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.   

2018 SeaDoo GTI SE

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 Melody Prawitz.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: We need your help to make our State Indoor Games a success. We are excited to be back in St. Joseph on March 29 – 30. There are over 700 spots that we need to fill over the two days for basketball, bowling, Healthy Athletes, meals and much more. Sign up today.

The Polar Plunge is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) for Special Olympics Missouri. St. Joseph PD and MTC 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, Polar Plunge, 702 Woodbine Road, St. Joseph, MO 64507. Please include your name in the memo line of checks.