A few brave people will plunge into the Lake of the Ozarks at Grand Glaize Beach for a good cause Friday. The Super Plunge, an event in which participants take an icy dive once an hour, for 24 hours, all in an effort to raise money for the Special Olympics. Click to hear KMZU’s Brad Hartman talk with Public Relations Coordinator Mandi Steward:
Press Release from SuperPlungers
Jefferson City, MO – Eight brave souls have agreed to go above and beyond the call of duty. They have agreed to plunge 24 times in 24 hours – rather than just once – to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics. They are trying to each raise at least $2,500. People can support them by donation via their webpage at www.somo.org/superplungeloz. You can support the Super Plunger of your choice.
The Super Plunge begins at 3:30 on Friday, Feb. 25 at Lake of the Ozarks State Park – Grand Glaize Beach on the boat launch ramp. Our nine Super Plungers will plunge each hour for 24 hours. Their last plunge will be the start of the 16th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday at 2:30. Divers from Mid County Fire will be on hand, in the water, to ensure their safety. Spectators are welcome!
The Super Plungers will rest and stay warm as guests on board two luxurious houseboats donated by Forever Resorts. These houseboats feature awesome amenities to keep our Super Plungers warm and comfortable including. Forever Resorts is also providing towels and driers. Food is being provided compliments of Papa Johns, Hyvee, and The Tailgate Party.
Who are these Super Plungers? They are:
Trish Lutz, Boonville, SOMO
Mike O’Day, Osage Beach Police
Chris Wagner, Osage Beach, Farmer’s Insurance Agent
Randy Werner, Jefferson City Police
Amy Phillips, Blue Springs-Special Ed Teacher
Charles Davis, Jefferson City CC
Thom Taylor, St. Louis County Police
Curt Yaeger, teacher at Jeff City High School
Their Reason for Freezin’ . . . the athletes of Special Olympics Missouri! All proceeds from this event benefit the more than 15,000 athletes in Missouri. This is the fourth year for the Super Plunge.
Special Olympics Missouri is a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy as they participate in the sharing of gifts and friendship with their fellow athletes, their family and friends, and communities across Missouri.