2018 Panhandle Polar Plunge a Success

Sixty-five plungers on ten teams braved the frigid temperatures and windy conditions on the North Platte River at Riverside Park in Scottsbluff to raise over $14,000 for Special Olympics Nebraska and our local athletes!


Nebraska Special Olympics State Coordinator Katie Kellar from Omaha, and State Law Enforcement coordinator Jeff Boston from Kearney were on hand to help with the event.


Following the Plunge, Special Olympics families hosted a HOT lunch at the YMCA Trails West camp.  Special awards were presented to the youngest plunger (age 7), and the oldest plunger (age 73).  The best team theme award went to the “Island Beauties,” and the most outrageous costume award went to Courtney Horak.


The committee thanks the following entities for assisting with the Polar Plunge.  We could not do this without their assistance!

High Plains Spas (Chad Spady)  We are the only Plunge in the state with HOT TUBS!

City of Scottsbluff Parks, Transportation, and Fire Departments


Paul Reed Construction

A & A Porta Potties

Sandberg Implement

Valley Ambulance

Scotts Bluff County Ag Society


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