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Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Members of the team "Polar Plunge" join others taking a brief dip in Lake St. Louise during a Polar Plunge in early February. Photo by Sid Hastings

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Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Members of the team "Polar Plunge" dash for the shoreline after joining other to take a brief dip in Lake St. Louise during the 12th annual Polar Plunge in Lake St. Louis Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics Missouri. Photo by Sid Hastings

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Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Craig Timmerman from O'Fallon, Mo., dashes for the shoreline after taking the plunge into Lake St. Louise during the 12th annual Polar Plunge in Lake St. Louis Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics Missouri. Photo by Sid Hastings

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Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Adele Brown (left), Robin Kaiser, Jennifer Bright and Jeremy Bright, member of the "Polar Plungers", take the plunger's oath before the 12th annual Polar Plunge at Lake Saint Louise in Lake St. Louis Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics Missouri. Photo by Sid Hastings

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Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Swimmers from the team "Let the Games Begin" dash for the shoreline after joining other to take a brief dip in Lake St. Louise during the 12th annual Polar Plunge in Lake St. Louis Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics Missouri. Photo by Sid Hastings

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Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Emoji in hand, IF Crew member Dave Franklin returns to the shore after taking a brief dip in Lake St. Louise during the 12th annual Polar Plunge in Lake St. Louis Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics Missouri. Franklin said the team IF Crew is named for his 9-year-…

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Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Tom Rich (left) and his son Scott Rich celebrate after swimming to the rescue boat while taking the plunge into Lake St. Louise during the 12th annual Polar Plunge in Lake St. Louis Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics Missouri. Photo by Sid Hastings

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Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Participants wave to the crowd and take pictures before taking the plunge into Lake St. Louise during the 12th annual Polar Plunge in Lake St. Louis Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics Missouri. Photo by Sid Hastings

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Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Trevor Timmerman (left), 16, and his father Craig huddle in towels after taking the plunge into Lake St. Louise during the 12th annual Polar Plunge in Lake St. Louis Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics Missouri. Photo by Sid Hastings

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Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Craig Timmerman (left) and his 16-year-old son Trevor, from O'Fallon, Mo., wave to the crowd before taking the plunge into Lake St. Louise during the 12th annual Polar Plunge in Lake St. Louis Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics Missouri. Photo by Sid Hastings

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Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Fredbird, the mascot of the St. Louis Cardinals, turns Lake St. Louise into his own personal birdbath while taking the plunge during the 12th annual Polar Plunge in Lake St. Louis Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics Missouri. Photo by Sid Hastings

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Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Fredbird, the mascot of the St. Louis Cardinals, turns Lake St. Louise into his own personal birdbath while taking the plunge during the 12th annual Polar Plunge in Lake St. Louis Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics Missouri. Photo by Sid Hastings

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Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Fredbird (right), the mascot of the St. Louis Cardinals, compares his belly to that of Special Olympics employee Mandi Ballinger after Fredbird joined others during the 12th annual Polar Plunge in Lake St. Louis Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics Missouri. Ballin…

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Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Fredbird, the mascot of the St. Louis Cardinals, joins others in taking the plunge into Lake St. Louise during the 12th annual Polar Plunge in Lake St. Louis Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics Missouri. Photo by Sid Hastings

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Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Members of a team representing Edward Jones joins others taking a brief dip in Lake St. Louise during the 12th annual Polar Plunge in Lake St. Louis Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics Missouri. Photo by Sid Hastings

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Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Ft. Zumwalt West Middle School students Rachel Sengl (left), Ava Zytko and Kate Manning huddle in their beach towels after taking a brief dip during the 12th annual Polar Plunge at Lake Saint Louise in Lake St. Louis Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics Missouri. P…

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Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis mayor Kathy Schweikert participates in the 12th annual Polar Plunge at Lake Saint Louise in Lake St. Louis Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics Missouri. Photo by Sid Hastings

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Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Swimmers dash for the shoreline after joining other to take a brief dip in Lake St. Louise during the 12th annual Polar Plunge in Lake St. Louis Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics Missouri. Photo by Sid Hastings

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Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Participants take the plunge into Lake St. Louise during the 12th annual Polar Plunge in Lake St. Louis Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics Missouri. Photo by Sid Hastings

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Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Lake St. Louis hosts 12th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

CenturyLink volunteers Rich Jones (left) and Tony Hoffman celebrate after participating in the 12th annual Polar Plunge at Lake Saint Louise in Lake St. Louis Saturday, February 7, 2015. The event benefits Special Olympics Missouri. Photo by Sid Hastings

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Temple eyes Olympics as Team USA national heavyweight champion

Temple eyes Olympics as Team USA national heavyweight champion

Team USA heavyweight champion Joshua Temple trains at the Cherokee Recreation Center in Benton Park on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2014. Temple, of St. Louis, has his sights on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

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Temple eyes Olympics as Team USA national heavyweight champion

Temple eyes Olympics as Team USA national heavyweight champion

Team USA heavyweight champion Joshua Temple trains at the Cherokee Recreation Center in Benton Park on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2014. Temple, of St. Louis, has his sights on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

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Temple eyes Olympics as Team USA national heavyweight champion

Temple eyes Olympics as Team USA national heavyweight champion

Team USA heavyweight champion Joshua Temple jumps rope beside third grader Rylan Ray in the boxing gym at the Cherokee Recreation Center in Benton Park on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2014. Temple, of St. Louis, has his sights on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohe…

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Temple eyes Olympics as Team USA national heavyweight champion

Temple eyes Olympics as Team USA national heavyweight champion

Team USA heavyweight champion Joshua Temple works with his coach and father Willie Temple at the Cherokee Recreation Center in Benton Park on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2014. Temple, of St. Louis, has his sights on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

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Temple eyes Olympics as Team USA national heavyweight champion

Temple eyes Olympics as Team USA national heavyweight champion

Team USA heavyweight champion Joshua Temple trains on the heavy bag at the Cherokee Recreation Center in Benton Park on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2014. Temple, of St. Louis, has his sights on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

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Temple eyes Olympics as Team USA national heavyweight champion

Temple eyes Olympics as Team USA national heavyweight champion

Team USA heavyweight champion Joshua Temple trains on the heavy bag at the Cherokee Recreation Center in Benton Park on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2014. Temple, of St. Louis, has his sights on the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

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Fencers aim to qualify for Junior Olympics at Daugherty Cup

Fencers aim to qualify for Junior Olympics at Daugherty Cup

Sienna Wilson of Tennessee holds her saber en garde to begin a bout in the Div 1-A Women's Saber fencing event at The Daugherty Cup at Center St. Louis in Affton on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2014. The event is a qualifier for the Junior Olympics and Fencing Summer Nationals. Photo by Robert Cohen, rco…

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Fencers aim to qualify for Junior Olympics at Daugherty Cup

Fencers aim to qualify for Junior Olympics at Daugherty Cup

Justine de Grasse of Denver, Colo. celebrates her win over Natalie Kim of Peoria, Il. in the Junior Women's Epee division of The Daugherty Cup at Center St. Louis in Affton on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2014. The event is a qualifier for the Junior Olympics and Fencing Summer Nationals. De Grasse finis…

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Fencers aim to qualify for Junior Olympics at Daugherty Cup

Fencers aim to qualify for Junior Olympics at Daugherty Cup

A referee keeps watch on a Div 1-A Men's Foil bout between Omar Abd El Gawad (left) of New Jersey and Liran Gross of Ohio during an early round of The Daugherty Cup at Center St. Louis in Affton on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2014. The event is a qualifier for the Junior Olympics and Fencing Summer Nati…

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Fencers aim to qualify for Junior Olympics at Daugherty Cup

Fencers aim to qualify for Junior Olympics at Daugherty Cup

Fencer Oliver Chalkley of Iowa City, Iowa warms up on the jump rope before competing in The Daugherty Cup at Center St. Louis in Affton on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2014. The event is a qualifier for the Junior Olympics and Fencing Summer Nationals. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

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Fencers aim to qualify for Junior Olympics at Daugherty Cup

Fencers aim to qualify for Junior Olympics at Daugherty Cup

Early round bouts in the Cadet Men's Epee take place on the basketball courts during The Daugherty Cup at Center St. Louis in Affton on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2014. The fencing event is a qualifier for the Junior Olympics and Fencing Summer Nationals. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

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Fencers aim to qualify for Junior Olympics at Daugherty Cup

Fencers aim to qualify for Junior Olympics at Daugherty Cup

The medal stand features winners in the Junior Women's Epee competition at The Daugherty Cup at Center St. Louis in Affton on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2014. The event is a qualifier for the Junior Olympics and Fencing Summer Nationals. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@post-dispatch.com

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Fencers aim to qualify for Junior Olympics at Daugherty Cup

Fencers aim to qualify for Junior Olympics at Daugherty Cup

Justine de Grasse of Denver, Colo. straightens her sword while competing in the Junior Women's Epee division of The Daugherty Cup at Center St. Louis in Affton on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2014. The event is a qualifier for the Junior Olympics and Fencing Summer Nationals. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohe…

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Fencers aim to qualify for Junior Olympics at Daugherty Cup

Fencers aim to qualify for Junior Olympics at Daugherty Cup

Oliver Chalkley (left) of Iowa competes against Anthony Kiselev of Illinois during an early round bout in the Div 1-A Men's Foil portion of The Daugherty Cup at Center St. Louis in Affton on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2014. The event is a qualifier for the Junior Olympics and Fencing Summer Nationals. …

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Fencers aim to qualify for Junior Olympics at Daugherty Cup

Fencers aim to qualify for Junior Olympics at Daugherty Cup

Byron Branch (lower left) of Ohio and William Taquet of Texas compete in an early Div 1_A Men's Foil round of The Daugherty Cup at Center St. Louis in Affton on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2014. The event is a qualifier for the Junior Olympics and Fencing Summer Nationals. Photo by Robert Cohen, rcohen@…

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Up on the Roof, Walking down the wall

Up on the Roof, Walking down the wall

Don Mikesch completes the final feet of his 17 story descent from the roof of the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, during the Over The Edge St. Louis fundraising event for the Special Olympics. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

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Up on the Roof, Walking down the wall

Up on the Roof, Walking down the wall

Gaylon Via celebrates rappelling 17 stories from the roof of the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, during the Over The Edge St. Louis fundraising event for the Special Olympics. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dispatch.com

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Up on the Roof, Walking down the wall

Up on the Roof, Walking down the wall

A hotel guest watches rappellers Donna Grosch (left) and Grant Raup descend 17 stories from the roof of the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, during the Over The Edge St. Louis fundraising event for the Special Olympics. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskrivan@post-dis…

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Up on the roof, 17 stories high

Up on the roof, 17 stories high

"Am I nervous? Yes," said Trish Green of Grafton, Ill. moments before rappelling a 17-story descent from the roof of the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, during the Over The Edge St. Louis fundraising event for the Special Olympics. This was Green's first time r…

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Up on the roof, 17 stories high

Up on the roof, 17 stories high

"Am I nervous? Yes," said Trish Green of Grafton, Ill. moments before rappelling a 17-story descent from the roof of the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, during the Over The Edge St. Louis fundraising event for the Special Olympics. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, lskr…

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Up on the roof, 17 stories high

Up on the roof, 17 stories high

Phil Green offers some training advice to Trish Green of Grafton, Ill. before she rappelled 17 stories from the roof of the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, during the Over The Edge St. Louis fundraising event for the Special Olympics. Photo by Laurie Skrivan, l…

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LifeBridge Camp

LifeBridge Camp

Catrina Jefferson (on right), 21, hugs Jeremy Dennis, 20, during the Messy Olympics at LifeBridge St. Charles County Summer Camp on Friday, June 27, 2014. The two have been friends since they were children and have attended LifeBridge Camp for many years. Photo by Cristina Fletes-Boutte, cfl…

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LifeBridge Camp

LifeBridge Camp

Clockwise from left: Katie Siler, 10, Daison Day, 10, Kennedy Siler, 10, David Moore, 9, and Noah Riley, 14, dig for toy animals in buckets of spaghetti noodles during the Messy Olympics at LifeBridge St. Charles County Summer Camp on Friday, June 27, 2014. Photo by Cristina Fletes-Boutte, c…

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LifeBridge Camp

LifeBridge Camp

Daison Day, 10, writes his name with ketchup during the Messy Olympics at the LifeBridge St. Charles County Summer Camp on Friday, June 27, 2014. Photo by Cristina Fletes-Boutte, cfletes-boutte@post-dispatch.com

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Missouri Special Olympians earn medals at national meet

Missouri Special Olympians earn medals at national meet

Libby Waddell leads effort with gold, three bronze medals

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Phillip Phillips calls new album '20 times better' than his debut

Phillip Phillips calls new album '20 times better' than his debut

The former "American Idol" winner is back with "Behind the Light."

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Team wins first at state basketball tournament

Team wins first at state basketball tournament

Local athletes from the Special Education Co-Op in Highland were on a basketball team, The Chargers, that won first place in their category at the Special Olympics Illinois State Basketball Tournament March 14-16. Team members are: (front row, from left) Katie Bunt, Justin Cote, Caleb Hoskin…

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St. Charles woman to get Olympic fashion spotlight in 2016

St. Charles woman to get Olympic fashion spotlight in 2016

Her startup has been named the official apparel sponsor of U.S. Synchronized Swimming.

February 23, 2014 12:30 am Photos

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Nine Blues players have been competing in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on different national hockey teams. Here's a look back at how Blues players fared at previous Olympics.

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Bernie's Take 5: SLU's defense does it again

Bernie's Take 5: SLU's defense does it again

Bernie dishes on SLU basketball, Mizzou's survival skill, Olympic hockey, and Matt Carpenter's yeoman work.

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