March 6, 2021

NOTE: We have made a difficult decision to move the Rolla Polar Plunge to a VIRTUAL event for 2021. Unfortunately with the restrictions in place and the fact that so many schools cannot participate in person, the Rolla PD and MSHP Troop I feel that this is the safest way to handle the event this year. While we hate not to hold an in person event, we feel that the safety of our participants is definitely the most important thing. However, as you know, fundraising events like the Polar Plunge are important for Special Olympics MO - as they allow us to continue providing sports training and competition for our athletes. We are truly sorry that we cannot be together to Plunge in person this year, but we hope that you will consider registering, fundraising, and making this virtual event as fun as possible for your group!

Please note that the Polar Bear Strut will still be held in person. Please check out more details on the Rolla Polar Bear Strut Page.

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. Rolla PD and MO State Highway Patrol Troop I 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, Rolla Polar Plunge, 305 Special Olympics Dr., Jefferson City, MO 65101. Please include the names of the Plungers in the memo line of checks.

Contact Crystal at with questions.