Take the Plunge During the 2023 Joplin Polar Plunge at Rivers Bend Family Resort

Registration is now open for the 2023 Joplin Polar Plunge, which will be hosted at Rivers Bend Family Resort on Saturday, November 4!

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). 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 ten years old and raise a minimum of $75 by event day. The Polar Plunge is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri.

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, Polar Plunge, P.O. Box 14463, Springfield, MO 65814. Please include your name in the memo line of checks.

Learn more here.


Haley Blevins, Development Director
Special Olymppics Missouri

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