January 30, 2021

Little Platte Swim Beach - Smthiville Lake (NEW LOCATION)

10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

For those who were unable to make it to the Plunge in person, or just want to get a jump on purchasing your Plunge souvenir shirt, check out our online Plunge store! All orders will be pulled and filled on February 17 and again on March 17, and will be shipped directly to you.

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 by event day. The Polar Plunge is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) for Special Olympics Missouri. Belton PD, Kansas City PD and Lee's Summit PD 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, KC Polar Plunge, 9150 E. 41st Ter., Suite 213, Kansas City, MO 64133. Please include the names of the Plungers in the memo line of checks.

Contact Kami at Delameter@somo.org with questions.