March 2, 2019

AIR TEMP: 35 degrees

WATER TEMP: 40 degrees 

PLUNGERS: 158

STRUTTERS: 16

MONEY RAISED FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES: $30,860 and counting!

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AWARD WINNERS

  • 1st Place Individual: John Barnhill, $605
  • 1st Place School: Rolla Middle School, $2,695 
  • Golden Plunger Awards:
    • Individuals:
      • Gold: Joe Peart, Circus Monkey
      • Silver: Newman Catholic Newman Center, Strong Man
      • Bronze: Chief Fagan, Bearded Lady
    • Groups:
      • Gold: Catholic Newman Center, Circus animals
      • Silver: Salem R-80, Hunting for Equality 
      • Bronze: Jefferson City High School StuCo, Bird Box
    • Law enforcement:
      • Gold: MSHP Troop I, Circus
      • Silver: Rolla PD, Circus with animals
      • Bronze: St. James PD, Clown & mime 

 

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

  2019 Rolla Polar Plunge   2019 Rolla Polar Plunge 
 2019 Rolla Polar 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, 305 Special Olympics Drive, Jefferson City, MO 65101.  If you have any questions, please email us.

 

SOUVENIRS
We still have souvenirs available for sale. Contact Crystal Schuster if you are interested in purchasing anything. 

 

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 Sea-Doo 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 April 2, please contact Crystal Schuster.

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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!

The Polar Bear Strut 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.