“Polar Plunge” events coming soon to a community near you

Polar Plunge

A series of “Polar Plunge” events will be held in the area to support Special Olympics Missouri.

North Area Development Director Melody Prawitz says registration for the Lake Viking Plunge will start the morning of February 15th at 11 o’clock. A Parade of Costumes will be held that afternoon at 1 o’clock, and costume awards will be given after the parade. Children 10 years old and younger can participate in a Pee Wee Plunge at 1:50, and the Polar Plunge for individuals at least 10 years old will be at 2 o’clock.

Registration for the Kirksville Polar Plunge at Thousand Hills State Park’s Forest Lake Swimming Beach will begin the morning of February 29th at 11 o’clock. The Parade of Costumes will be at noon, and the Pee Wee Plunge will be before the Polar Plunge at 1 o’clock. Plunge participants must raise a minimum of $75 by the day of their plunge. Those who raise $250, $500, $1,000, or $2,000 by plunge day will receive additional prizes.

The Polar Plunge is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri with a theme this year of  “To Plunge and Beyond.”

Interested individuals and groups can register or donate on the SOMO website for the events at Lake Viking February 15th and Kirksville February 29th.

Donations can also be mailed to Special Olympics Missouri, Polar Plunge, at 702 South Woodbine Road, Saint Joseph, Missouri 64507. Contact Development Director Melody Prawitz for more information at 816-233-6232 or prawitz@somo.org.