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January 25, 2014

Shawnee Mission Park
Swim Beach

7900 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS

5K Strut

9:00 a.m. - Noon


OZSOME - $64,354 raised to date!


Check out the Quadcopter view of the event courtesy of DHTV digital!


Click on the icon to access your fundraising pages and to print off your report.

You can still donate to a plunge using the buttons to the right.


Day of Event Schedule 

9:00 a.m.       Registration opens at the Swim Beach
10:00 a.m.   Polar Strut Begins
10:00 a.m.   Plunge Group 1
11:00 a.m.   Plunge Group 2
NOON   Plunge Group 3
1:00 p.m.   After Party Celebration at Johnny's (K-10 & Ridgeview)


Please enter at Theatre in the Park entrance and take the shuttle to the Marina for the Strut, or to the Swim Beach for the Plunge
.  Use our handy checklist to make sure you have not forgotten anything.

5K Polar Strut
The 5K Polar Strut will be officially timed. Pre-registered strutters will receive our new Plunge knit cap. We ask that all 5K Strut participants park in the Theatre in the Park parking lot, and take the shuttle to the Marina.  Click on the links to download the Registration Form and bring with you to packet pickup. Click on the link to check out the Map of the Course. 


Event    By 12/21      By 1/18      After 1/18
5K Strut $25 $30 $35
Plunge $75 $75 $75
Plunge & Strut     $100  $105 $110

Click on the buttons to the right to make a donation or online registration is now closed.  Need help? Our handy how to instructions are listed below the icons.

  Create a Team    Join a Team      Individual

How to Create a Team

  How to Join a Team   How to Register as an Individual
  • Register as a chicken - Cold water or ice not your thing?  Out of town on plunge day? Still recieve all the cool incentives as a chicken
  • Donate to a team or individual
  • Be a Cool School - is your school Cool enough?
  • Be a Plunge Partner - A partnership with SOKS is an opportunity to connect your company with both Special Olympics and Law Enforcement Torch Run(r)
  • EAT PIZZA! - Stop by Papa Murphy's 
Plungers must raise $75 to plunge and receive a sweatshirt, strutters must pre-register and raise $25 to receive a Polar Plunge knit cap.  Raise more and earn additional incentives: 
$250 - $499          Beach Towel
$500 - $999          Jacket
$1,000 +                     Jacket and Towel


Costume Contest

      Join the fun and participate in the costume contest or take bragging rights for your    
      team!  Awards will be given to best costume individual, best costume couple, best
      team costume, highest fundraising individual (not on a team), highest fundraising team
      and team with most participants. 

Early Packet Pick-Up
Avoid the long lines on Saturday.  Stop by SOKS office (5280 Foxridge Dr. Mission KS) on Friday, January 24, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Bring your registration, donations and signed waiver.

Post-Plunge Party
Be sure to plan to join the party at Johnny's at 1:00 p.m. (K-10 and Ridgeview) where a $10 donation to SOKS will buy you a chili lunch! 


       Questions?? Contact: Deb at larimored@ksso.org or 913.236.9290 ext. 109

Plunge Toolkit

To help you reach your fundraising goal, SOKS has created a toolkit full of useful resources.  Please look through them and see how they might be able to help you reach your goal.

Participation Brochure
How to Create a Team
How to Join a Team
How to Register as a Plunger and/or Strutter and/or Chicken
Team Participation Form
Individual Pledge Form
Sample Donation Letter
Who Do You Know? Worksheet
Special Olympics Kansas Fact Sheet
Donation Receipts
Business Card
Plunge Day Checklist






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