Polar Plunge 2014

The fourth annual Polar Plunge Saturday raised more than $9,000 for Special Olympics.

Meghan Karr and Kelsey Orwerth were the top fund-raisers for the team from the Hannibal Public Schools’ Hannibal Early Childhood Center. Evan Butler won the costume contest.

Special Olympics Missouri is a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. More than 15,000 athletes participate in 21 Olympic-type sports throughout the state. 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.

Hannibal’s is the only Polar Plunge in Missouri to take place in the Mississippi River. Thank you to everyone who participated and donated to the cause.

Even Shoeless Joe took the plunge!