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Feb. 13, 2013Daviess County, MO |  By: Lawson

Polar Plunge

An event benefiting Special Olympics in northwest Missouri was held earlier this month in Daviess County.

The 6th annual Polar Plunge at Lake Viking on February 2nd featured a record-high 97 participants. $22,000 was raised for Special Olympics Missouri, which hosts more than 15,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities in 21 sports around the state. Area Director Melody Prawitz says the money raised at Polar Plunge directly affects the Olympians' athletic needs.

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Special Olympics in will be hosting another Polar Plunge in St. Joseph this weekend at Lake Contrary. Prawitz adds there is still time to sign up and participate in this Saturday's plunge. For more information, visit If you are interested in helping with Missouri Special Olympics, contact Prawitz at 816-233-6232.