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17th Annual Polar Plunge set for Feb. 1 in Lake Saint Louis

2019 Polar Plunge
Photo credit MO Polar Plunge

The 17th Annual Polar Plunge will take place February 1, 2020. Brave men and women from around the area will don costumes and swimwear and take “polar” dips into Lake Saint Louise in Lake Saint Louis. Their Reason for Freezin’. . . the athletes of Special Olympics Missouri! All proceeds from this year’s event will benefit training and competition, health screenings, and ongoing education for over 7,500 Special Olympics Missouri athletes here in the St. Louis Metro Area.

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 is hosted by Lake Saint Louis PD, Wentzville PD, O’ Fallon PD, St. Charles County PD and will take place at the Lake Saint Louis Community Association Clubhouse (100 Cognac Ct.). Day-of registration begins at 10 a.m. and the Plunge starts promptly at noon.

In 2019, Polar Plungers raised over $83,000 for Special Olympics Missouri athletes. Each participant must raise a minimum of $75 to participate and can earn incentives by reaching fundraising goals. This year’s goal is $120,000.

Fundraising awards will be given in the following categories: Top Team, Top School, Top Law Enforcement agency and Top Individual. Costumes are highly encouraged and “Golden Plunger Awards” will be presented to the following for most original costume – individual, group, and Law Enforcement agency.

No wet suits are allowed and shoes are required.

All plunging participants will receive an official Polar Plunge commemorative shirt, bragging rights for freezing your fur off, and an invitation to the on-site Post Plunge Party.

For more information about the Polar Plunge, please contact Jennifer Kaiser, at (314) 961-7755 or email

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