This "unbearable" event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running or crawling into the frigid winter waters. In 2021, Springfield Plunge had 149 plungers and raised more than $48,000! This one-of-a-kind event promises a fun atmosphere complete with music, funny costumes, and lasting memories for everyone!

March 5, 2022

Ski Shack Cable Park

5539 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65810

Wave Plunging from 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Registration: 10 a.m. 
Plunge: 11 a.m.  
PeeWee Plunge: 12 p.m.

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. MSHP Troop D and Springfield PD are proud to host this event.


  • The Ski Shack
  • Alice 95.5 (iHeart Radio)
  • Ozark Fox
  • Gold Mountain
  • 277 Media
  • Sancrest Trailer
  • SRC
  • Hy-Vee
  • Melisa McGuire Real Estate
  • Shelter Insurance - Bradley Daniels
  • Le Dipping Parlor Spas
  • Pomeroy Construction
  • D&E Music
  • Springfield Police Officers Assoc.
  • Missouri State Highway Patrol Troops Assoc. Troop D
  • PSC Accounting
  • Piccolo
  • Marco's Pizza
  • BWI Sanitation
  • Landmark Brokers
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Aramark
  • Infused Catering
  • Handyman Rental
  • Blue Duck Decals
  • Classic Rock Cafe
  • Greene County Sheriff's Posse


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.  

At-home Plunge
If you aren't comfortable participating in-person, we understand. You can still support local Special Olympics Missouri athletes through our At-home Plunge. Register as an At-home Plunger, raise your money and plunge from home by 'plunging' into a kiddie pool, taking an ice cold shower, running through a sprinkler, or creating your own “plunge.” Whatever you do, have fun, be safe and share a video of your At-home Plunge!

You may mail offline donations to: Special Olympics Missouri, Springfield Plunge, PO Box 140, Duenweg, MO 64841. Please include the names of the Plungers in the memo line of checks.

Contact Jana at with questions. 

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