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Thank you to 721 Plungers who raised $126,000!
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. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouriís year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
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. Maryland Heights Police Department and Hazelwood Police Department are proud to host this event.
You may mail offline donations to: Special Olympics Missouri, 2945 S. Brentwood, St. Louis, MO 63144. Please include your name in the memo line of checks.
Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouriís year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
PLUNGE DAY CHECK-IN & REGISTRATION:
There will be tables for check-in and walk-up registration at the plunge site (Tremayne Shelter at Sailboat Cove). Upon checking in, you will receive your plunge shirt. The $75 minimum must have been met by Feb. 10 to guarantee a shirt in your requested size on Plunge Day. Otherwise, shirts will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. In the event that we run out of shirts on event day, they will be mailed to all remaining plungers. After getting checked in, you will go to the heating table to receive a plunge time. Heat numbers are on a first-come, first-served basis.
The physical address of the Tremayne Shelter at Sailboat Cove is 13725 Marine Ave, Maryland Heights, MO 63043. There is limited parking at Sailboat Cove and it will be on a first come, first served basis. All other parking will be in the various lots along Marine Ave. There will be designated shuttle pick-up points at those lots and shuttles will start making rounds at 11:30 a.m. If you choose to park elsewhere around the lake, you will be responsible for walking to the plunge site.
Directions from Hwy 70: Exit 231A Maryland Heights Expressway, Left on Marine Ave
Directions from Hwy 270: Exit 17 at Dorsett Road, Left on Dorsett Road, Right on Marine
PLUNGE DAY SCHEDULE: Check-in, lunch, & souvenir lines will open at noon on Plunge Day, Saturday, Feb. 22, with plunging beginning at 2:00 p.m. The opening ceremony beings at 1:45 p.m. so please plan to be checked in by that time. Following the plunge, prizes will be given out. This year we have some pretty amazing prizes, so be sure to stick around until the end!
THINGS TO KNOW: Official Polar Plunge souvenirs will be available for purchase so donít forget a little extra spending money. Plungers get a free lunch and free hot chocolate/coffee! There will be food-for-purchase for fans & spectators.
TEXT ALERTS: Weíll text you if there are urgent announcements for the Plunge. Text PLUNGEMH to 51555. Standard messaging rates apply.
WHAT DO I DO WITH CASH & CHECKS? You can turn in your money at check-in/registration on Plunge Day. Speed up your check in process by converting any change into cash. We will add this money to the amount you have raised online to determine your prize levels. Keep raising money up until Plunge day! The week of the event is when you can raise the most money.