Polar Plunge March 5 in Lake St. Louis to benefit Special Olympics

The Lake St. Louis, O’Fallon, St. Charles County, and Wentzville police departments are dispatching a call from hibernation for all Polar Bears!  The 19h Annual Polar Plunge® will be held on March 5, 2022.  Brave men and women from around the area will don costumes and swimwear and take “polar” dips into Lake St. Louise.  Their Reason for Freezin’ . . . the athletes of Special Olympics Missouri!  All proceeds from the event benefit individuals with intellectual disabilities served by Special Olympics Missouri. This year’s goal for the Lake St. Louis is 380 Plungers and $90,000. Organizers across the state hope to break the million-dollar mark this year with 17 plunge related events!  .

The Polar Plunge is open to anyone 10 years or older who is a fan of having a good time for a good cause. The event will take place at Lake St. Louis Community Association (100 Cognac Ct., Lake St. Louis, MO 63367). There are several precautions in place to ensure a safe in-person event. A Virtual Plunge option is also being offered this year…giving people an opportunity to plunge their way.

Each participant is required to raise a minimum $75 to participate in the Polar Plunge. All plunging Polar Bears will receive an official Polar Plunge commemorative shirt. Participants can also receive incentives for reaching fundraising goals.

The easiest and most efficient way to register and fundraise is online! Simply go to 2022 Polar Plunge Lake Saint Louis – Special Olympics Missouri (somo.org), sign up, and email your friends and family to support your Plunge. Paper registration forms are also available at the SOMO St. Louis Area Office. Mail or deliver pre-registration forms and the minimum $75 contribution to Special Olympics Missouri Plunge – 2945 S. Brentwood Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63144.

Prizes will be awarded for costumes and top fundraisers in several categories.

Polar Plunge sponsors for Lake St. Louis include: Fox 2/KPLR 11, BOOST 95.5, Lake St. Louis Community Association, Premier Rental, Purpose Wrecker, and Toyota Missouri.

For more information about the Polar Plunge, please contact Kami at delameter@somo.org.

About Special Olympics Missouri
Special Olympics Missouri is a year-round life-changing program for more than 16,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the state. Special Olympics Missouri athletes have access to sports training, athletic competition, health, wellness and life skills opportunities, virtually and in-person, helping them develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy as they share their gifts and friendship with their fellow athletes, family, friends and community.

Special Olympics Missouri is proud of our financial health returning 85 percent of every dollar back to program services. Visit Special Olympics at www.somo.org. Engage with us on Twitter @somissourifb.com/specialolympicsmoInstagram @somissouri

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