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February 22, 2014

Tuttle Creek Swim Beach

5020 Tuttle Creek Boulevard,
Manhattan, KS 66502

New this year

5 K Polar Strut!

9:30 a.m. - Noon

                                           WE EXCEEDED OUR GOAL!
                                                       YOU ARE ALL



Strut Results click on the link

There are still three great opportunities to register to plunge and/or strut and pick up your packet. Come to early bear registration at:
Varneys in Aggieville    Friday, Feb. 21st, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Texas Roadhouse   Friday 21st, 11:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Enjoy a $5 BBQ lunch)
Register on Saturday morning at 9:30 a.m. 

Bring in your registration form, donations, and signed waiver

You can still make an online donation using the links to the right, and print off your online donation records using the link below.

Day of Event Schedule 

 9:30 a.m.         Registration Opens (Swim Beach east side of the dam)
10:30 a.m.   Polar Strut
11:45 a.m.   Opening Ceremonies/Awards
1:00 p.m.   After-Party - R.C. McGraw's


Polar Strut        $25
Polar Plunge $75
Plunge and Strut        $100    

  Need Help? Click on our handy how to instructions listed below.
  Not a Plunger then check out our other ways to help:

    • Register as a chicken  Cold water or ice not your thing?  Out of town on plunge day?  Still receive all the cool incentives
    • Donate to a team or indiviudal - Search for your plunger or a team and donate to them
    • Be a Cool School - is your school cool enough? 
    • OR purchase an Icon to support the plunge at two locations:
    •  CSL Plasma (1130 Garden Way) 
    •  Freddy’s Frozen Custard (229 McCall Road) 
    • Be a Plunge Partner - A partnership with SOKS is an opporunity to connect your company with both Special Olympics and Law Enforcement Torch Run®.  

5K Polar Strut
Click on the link to download the Registration Form and bring completed form with you to packet pickup. New run route for 2014, click on the map link to check out the 5K Course. 

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 

Click here to access your online fundraising page
and print off your records for registration


Volunteer Link

Not a Plunger? Click here to Volunteer.   


Texas Roadhouse
is hosting a special BBQ lunch for $5 on Friday, Feb 21 from
11:00-2:00 p.m.  All proceeds go to the Plunge.  You can also register to Plunge or Strut, or pick up your packet if you are registered on-line.  Come out for a great meal, get registered and prep for the aquatic frolic on Saturday! 

Avoid the lines - come to early bear registration
Varneys in Aggieville    Friday, Feb. 21st, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Bring in your registration form, donations, and signed waiver
Day of Event Schedule

 9:30 a.m.         Registration Opens (Swim Beach east side of the dam)
10:30 a.m.    Polar Strut
11:45 a.m.   Opening Ceremonies/Awards
1:00 p.m.   After-Party - R.C. McGraw's

Be sure to join the party at R.C. McGraw's (2317 Tuttle Creek Boulevard) immediately following the Plunge to celebrate with your fellow plungers. 

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 costume team, highest fundraising individual (not on a team), highest fundraising team and team with most participants. 


Questions?  Contact Luke Schulte schultel@ksso.org or 620.408.4450

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


RC McGraws

Riley County FOP


At Home Residential Care

    CSL PLASMA Fairfield Inn

Caroline Peine Charitable Foundation

Manhattan Fund 

Kite's Bar and Grille      Manhattan Running Club
97.5 WIBW TV13 Q103.5

Rusty's Last Chance

 Saloon and Outback  

Texas Roadhouse 


The Collegian


Waters True Value



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