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Polar Plunge is a Fundraiser
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Jumping into cold water to raise money for Special Olympics is a winter tradition. From Florida to North Dakota and California to D.C., 'tis the season for freezin'.


Polar Plunge

Countless people have helped raised funds for Special Olympics athletes through the Polar Plunge. Contact your local Program for an event near you.  Find Your Local Program

Each year members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® along with local Special Olympics Programs invite the local community, businesses, celebrities and sponsors to brave the freezing cold waters during their respective Polar Plunge® events. 

This event raises funds for local Special Olympics Programs and raises awareness about the power of Special Olympics through hosting unique experiences with music, food and most of all fun. 

Participants take the plunge into oceans, bays, local lakes and even pools with ice to show their support of Special Olympics. 

To learn more about how you can become involved in a Polar Plunge event, please see the Polar Plunge events section below or contact your local Special Olympics Program for event information.


News and Stories


March 24, 2014 | North America: Illinois

Cook County Lions Club Plunge for Special Olympics

By Tamara Ivetic

Four members of the Cook County Lions Club took the plunge into freezing cold Lake Michigan in February 2014 to support Special Olympics of Illinois.

On February 22, 2014, for the third year in a row, the Cook County Lions Club has plunged into freezing cold Lake Michigan to support Special Olympics of Illinois.View Story On February 22, 2014, for the third year in a row, the Cook County Lions Club has plunged into freezing cold Lake Michigan to support Special Olympics of Illinois. Over the last three years the Cook County Lions Club has raised over US$9,100 by doing the Polar Plunge. Our members love this event and are looking forward to participating next year. We are always looking for people to join our polar plunge team. If interested, please contact us at cookcountylions@gmail.com.

About Tamara Ivetic:I am the current membership chairperson the Cook County Lions Club.
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December 27, 2013 | North America: Alaska

Special Olympics Athletes Take the Plunge During the Shortest Day of the Year

By Jessica Bjornstad

Photo 1: Special Olympics Alaska athlete Jan Pendleton having a blast handing out Polar Plunge towels to the plungers as they make their way to the hot tubs.

How did Alaskans celebrate the winter solstice? By plunging into the icy waters of Alaska. More than a thousand participants took the plunge to support Special Olympics Alaska athletes statewide in the 5th Annual Special Olympics Alaska Polar Plunge.View Story How did Alaskans celebrate the winter solstice? By plunging into the icy waters of Alaska. More than a thousand participants took the plunge to support Special Olympics Alaska athletes statewide in the 5th Annual Special Olympics Alaska Polar Plunge. From Power Rangers to lumberjacks, numerous teams showed their Polar Plunge spirit by wearing costumes from all genres. Thousands of spectators cheered on their family and friends as they braved the icy waters of Goose Lake. With more than five thousand donors supporting the plungers, the 5th Annual Special Alaska Polar Plunge raised $400,000 to support sports training and athletic competition for Special Olympics Alaska athletes statewide. 

About Jessica Bjornstad:I am the Fundraising and Public Relations Assistant for Special Olympics Alaska.
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March 18, 2013 | North America: Virginia

Booz Allen teams make twice the difference in Virginia Polar Plunges

By Katie Botha

Special Olympics Virginia President, Rick Jeffrey (far left) joins BAH Team Captain, Lee Buskey (holding check) just after BAH plunged into the Atlantic in early February.

Last month, Booz Allen Hamilton plungers from Virginia Beach continued their tradition of lining up to give Special Olympics Virginia athletes high-fives as they made their way to an icy dip in the Atlantic Ocean for the annual Polar Plunge event.View Story Last month, Booz Allen Hamilton plungers from Virginia Beach continued their tradition of lining up to give Special Olympics Virginia athletes high-fives as they made their way to an icy dip in the Atlantic Ocean for the annual Polar Plunge event that raised more than $1.2M. This month, Booz Allen volunteers from Northern Virginia started their own icy tradition by participating in their first Polar Plunge event at Tim's Rivershore that resulted in more than $50,000 in proceeds for Special Olympics Virginia. Combined, the Booz Allen Teams contributed more than $25,000 and much needed volunteer support. We're grateful for their BRRR-ave assistance at these two events and throughout the year!

About Katie Botha:Senior Director, Development & Communications
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Polar Plunge Events


Date

Event

Location

January 17, 2015

Lake City Polar Plunge

The Lake City Polar Plunge takes place on Jan. 17, 2015. Registration starts at 1:00 pm at the Town Pump Saloon. Parade of Costumes at 2:00 pm with plunge following. The After Splash Bash will take place immediately following the last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Jim Adams
Email:adams1jg@cmich.edu
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Town Pump Saloon
Lake City, Michigan
UNITED STATES

January 17, 2015

Battle Creek Polar Plunge

The Battle Creek Polar Plunge takes place Jan. 17, 2015 at H2O Restaurant. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. Plunge starts at 12:00 pm. After Splash Bash will take place immediately following last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Andrea Rachko
Email:rachk1am@cmich.edu
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H2O Restaurant
Battle Creek, Michigan
UNITED STATES

January 17, 2015

Polar Bear Plunge - Havelock PD

Havelock Police Department will be having their 4th Annual Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge on the 17th of January 2015 at Walmart in Havelock. Registration will start at 12pm and the first plunge will be at 1pm. Sign up today for $25.00 and you will get a T-shirt. Those not willing to take the plunge are still encouraged to come out, make donations and cheer for the most creative plunge. There will be prizes awarded to the winner of the most creative plunge and for the individual that raises the most with sponsorship. For any questions, contact Lt. Borton at 252-447-3212. To sign up today, use the link below.
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Megan O'Donnell
Email:modonnell@sonc.net
Phone:919-818-4598
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Walmart Supercenter
566

Havelock, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

January 24, 2015

Brighton Polar Plunge

The Brighton Polar Plunge takes place January 24th. Doors open at 12:30 pm for pre Plunge Party, silent auction, registration and family friendly activities. The parade of costumes and Plunge takes place at 1:45 pm. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Erin Dougherty
Email:dough1ek@cmich.edu
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Brighton High School
Brighton, Michigan
UNITED STATES

January 24, 2015

Polar Plunge - Winston Salem Police Department

We dare you! Come take the plunge and support a great cause! Winston-Salem Police Department in North Carolina will hold a Polar Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics. Create a team, and dress up in your favorite costume! All jumpers must raise $50.00 to jump. For more information, contact Lisa Kiser at 336-727-2425 or Claudia Morgan at 336-837-7151. Please use the link below to sign up today!
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Megan O'Donnell
Email:modonnell@sonc.net
Phone:919-818-4598
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Sportscenter Athletic Club - Kernersville
861 Old Winston Rd

Kernersville, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

January 25, 2015

Farmington Penguin Plunge

Join us January 25, 2015 at Winding Trails in Farmington, Connecticut for the Penguin Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut. Registration begins at 8 AM and the plunge will take place at 10 AM. Participants raise funds to run (Plunge) into the chilly waters of Connecticut. Your participation provides funding to support over 14,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Connecticut’s year-round training and competition in 27 sports. Costumes are encouraged – we even give an award for the best costumes! Many Penguins form teams to band together and share in this one-of-a-kind experience.
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Sharon Pelkey
Email:sharp@soct.org
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Winding Trails
Farmington, Connecticut
UNITED STATES

January 31, 2015

Oak Mountain State Park Polar Plunge

Freezin' for a Reason! The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Alabama athletes by taking an icy dip into freezing waters. Don't be left out of the cold! Register TODAY for the Plunge and let the fun begin.
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Register
Mike Williams
Email:mwilliams@pelhamonline.com
Phone:205-965-9153
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Oak Mountain State Park Beach
200 Terrace Drive

Pelham, Alabama
UNITED STATES

January 31, 2015

Miles City Polar Plunge

Join us for the 1st Annual Polar Plunge. The Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Montana athletes by taking an icy dip into freezing waters in Miles City. Don't be left out of the cold! REGISTER TODAY for the Plunge and let the fun begin. All it takes is at least $100 in pledges and nerves of steel.
For more information
Resgister
Terri Sappington
Email:tsappington@somt.org
Phone:(406) 216-5327
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Miles City Fire Department
2800 Main St

Miles City, Montana
UNITED STATES

January 31, 2015

St. Joseph Polar Plunge

The St. Joseph Polar Plunge takes on January 31st. Registration starts at 9 am. The Parade of Costumes and Plunge will take place at 11:00 am and the After Splash Bash will immediately follow the last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Heather Fox
Email:fox1hm@cmich.edu
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The Inn at Harbor Shores
St. Joseph, Michigan
UNITED STATES

January 31, 2015

Jackson Polar Plunge

The Jackson Polar Plunge takes place January 31st. Registration takes place from 8:30-10 am. The parade of costumes will be at 10 am and Plunge at 10:15 am. Afterwards, Splash Bash begins immediately after last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Andrea Rachko
Email:rachk1am@cmich.edu
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The Pointe Bar & Grill
Jackson, Michigan
UNITED STATES

January 31, 2015

Lewistown Polar Plunge

Join us for the 2nd Annual Polar Plunge. The Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Montana athletes by taking an icy dip into freezing waters during the 2015 Montana Winter Fair in Lewistown. Don't be left out of the cold! REGISTER TODAY for the Plunge and let the fun begin. All it takes is at least $100 in pledges and nerves of steel.
For more information
More Details
Terri Sappington
Email:tsappington@somt.org
Phone:4062165327
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Montana Winter Fair
Lewistown , Montana
UNITED STATES

Feb 6 - 7 2015

Polar Plunge -- Virginia Beach

Our Polar Plunge® Winter Festival is our largest annual fundraiser, attracting more than 10,000 people to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront in February. Crowd favorites at this event include the Polar Plunge 5K on the boardwalk, the PeeWee Plunge for kids, our beach volleyball tournament, and, of course, the PLUNGE!
For more information
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Debbie Apperson
Email:dapperson@specialolympicsva.org
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Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Between 6th and 9th Streets

Virginia Beach, Virginia
UNITED STATES

February 07, 2015

Traverse City Polar Plunge

The Traverse City Polar Plunge takes place February 7, 2015. Registration starts at 10 am with Plunge starting at 11 am. After Splash Bash will take place immediately after last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Kimberly Purdy
Email:purdy1kr@cmich.edu
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Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Clubhouse
Acme, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 07, 2015

Fenton Polar Plunge

The Fenton Polar Plunge takes place February 7, 2015. Registration takes place at 11 am at Fenton Township Hall and the Plunge starts at 1 pm. The After Splash Bash will follow the last Plunger at Fenton Moose Lodge. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Sarah Henry
Email:henry2s@cmich.edu
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Fenton Moose Lodge
Fenton, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 07, 2015

Gaylord Polar Plunge

The Gaylord Polar Plunge takes place Feb. 7, 2015. Registration begins at 9:30 am with the Plunge taking place at 11:00 am. After Splash Bash will happen following the last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Jim Adams
Email:adams1jg@cmich.edu
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Alpine Tavern
Gaylord, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 07, 2015

Polar Plunge - High Point Police Department

Come plunge! High Point Police Department will be sponsoring a polar plunge to raise funds for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics at the Sports Center Athletic Club. The cost to jump is $50.00, and a meal and towel will be provided to each jumper. There will be prizes to the oldest and youngest jumper, the team with the best costume, and the highest fundraiser. Sign up today using the link below.
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Sign up
Lee Lanier
Email:charles.lanier@highpointnc.gov
Phone:336-309-3165
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Sports Center Athletic Club
3811 Samet Drive

High Point, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

February 07, 2015

Turk Lake Polar Plunge

The Turk Lake Polar Plunge takes place February 7, 2015. Registration starts at 12:00 pm at Turk Lake Bar and Grill. The Plunge takes place at 3:00 pm. The After Splash Bash takes place following the last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Heather Fox
Email:fox1hm@cmich.edu
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Greenville, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 07, 2015

Muskegon Polar Plunge

The Muskegon Polar Plunge takes place February 7, 2015. Registration starts at 12:00 pm with the plunge taking place at 2:00 pm. The After Splash Bash takes place at 4 pm. There will be a pre-registration night on February 6, 2015 from 4-8 pm at Fricano's. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Heather Fox
Email:fox1hm@cmich.edu
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Fricano's Muskegon Lake
Muskegon, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 07, 2015

Penguin Plunge

Freezin' for a Reason! The Penguin Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Montana athletes by taking an icy dip into freezing waters. Don't be left out of the cold! Register TODAY for the Plunge and let the fun begin. All it takes is at least $100/$50* in pledges and nerves of steel.
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Terri Sappington
Email:tsappington@somt.org
Phone:4062165327
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City Beach
Whitefish , Montana
UNITED STATES

February 07, 2015

Pintler Plunge

Freezin for a Reason! The Anaconda Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Montana athletes by taking an icy dip into freezing waters. Don’t be left out of the cold! Register TODAY for the Plunge and let the fun begin. All it takes is at least $100 in pledges and nerves of steel.
For more information
More Details
Terri Sappington
Email:tsappington@somt.org
Phone:4062165327
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Silver Lake
Anaconda, Montana
UNITED STATES

February 07, 2015

Madison Penguin Plunge

Join us February 7, 2015 at Hammonasset State Park in Madison, Connecticut for the Penguin Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut. Registration begins at 10 AM and the plunge will take place at 12 PM. Participants raise funds to run (Plunge) into the chilly waters of Connecticut. Your participation provides funding to support over 14,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Connecticut’s year-round training and competition in 27 sports. Costumes are encouraged – we even give an award for the best costumes! Many Penguins form teams to band together and share in this one-of-a-kind experience.
For more information
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Lisa Carlone
Email:lisam@soct.org
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Hammonasset State Park
Madison, Connecticut
UNITED STATES

February 07, 2015

Winsted Penguin Plunge

Join us February 7, 2015 at Highland Lake in Winsted, Connecticut for the Penguin Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut. Registration begins at 10 AM and the plunge will take place at 12 PM. Participants raise funds to run (Plunge) into the chilly waters of Connecticut. Your participation provides funding to support over 14,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Connecticut’s year-round training and competition in 27 sports. Costumes are encouraged – we even give an award for the best costumes! Many Penguins form teams to band together and share in this one-of-a-kind experience.
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Sharon Pelkey
Email:sharp@soct.org
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Highland Lake
Winsted, Connecticut
UNITED STATES

February 08, 2015

Penguin Plunge New London

Join us February 8, 2015 at Ocean Beach Park in New London, Connecticut for the Penguin Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut. Registration begins at 10 AM and the plunge will take place at 12 PM. Participants raise funds to run (Plunge) into the chilly waters of Connecticut. Your participation provides funding to support over 14,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Connecticut’s year-round training and competition in 27 sports. Costumes are encouraged – we even give an award for the best costumes! Many Penguins form teams to band together and share in this one-of-a-kind experience.
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Jackie Turro
Email:jackiet@soct.org
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Ocean Beach Park
New London, Connecticut
UNITED STATES

February 14, 2015

Sweetheart Passion Plunge

Freezin for a Reason! The Sweetheart Passion Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Montana athletes by taking an icy dip into freezing waters. Don’t be left out of the cold! Register TODAY for the Plunge and let the fun begin. All it takes is at least $100 in pledges and nerves of steel.
For more information
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Terri Sappington
Email:tsappington@somt.org
Phone:4062165327
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Spring Meadow Lake State Park
Helena, Montana
UNITED STATES

February 14, 2015

Cheboygan Polar Plunge

The Cheboygan Polar Plunge takes place February 14, 2015. Registration starts at 11 am and Plunge starts at 12:30 pm. After Splash Bash takes place following the last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Heather Fox
Email:fox1hm@cmich.edu
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Hoppies Tavern
Cheboygan, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 14, 2015

Cheboygan Polar Plunge

The Cheboygan Polar Plunge will take place February 14th at Hoppies Tavern in Cheboygan. Registration starts at 11:00 a.m. The parade of costumes will takes place at 12:30 p.m with the Plunge starting at 1:00 p.m. The awards and After Splash Bash will start immediately following the Plunge. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
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Heather Fox
Email:fox1hm@cmich.edu
Phone:800-644-6404
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Hoppies Tavern
Cheboygan, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 14, 2015

East Grand Rapids Polar Plunge

The East Grand Rapids Polar Plunge takes place February 14, 2014. Registration takes place at 11 am with the plunge starting at 12:45. The After Splash Bash will take place following the last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Krista Paulin
Email:pauli1kc@cmich.edu
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East Grand Rapids Middle School
East Grand Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 14, 2015

Higgins Lake Polar Plunge

The Higgins Lake Polar Plunge takes place February 14, 2015. Registration takes place 12:00 pm with the plunge starting at 1:00 pm. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Andrea Rachko
Email:rachk1am@cmich.edu
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Gerrish Township Marina
Higgins Lake, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 14, 2015

Sault Ste. Marie Polar Plunge

The Sault Ste. Marie Polar Plunge takes place February 14, 2015. Registration starts at 9 am at The Antlers. The Plunge takes place 10:30 am at Rotary Park. The After Splash Bash will follow the last plunger at The Antlers. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Heather Fox
Email:fox1hm@cmich.edu
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The Antlers
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 15, 2015

U of M Polar Plunge

The U of M Polar Plunge takes place February 15, 2015. Registration takes place at 11:30 am with the plunge starting at 1:00 pm. The After Splash Bash will take place following the last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Sarah Henry
Email:henry2s@cmich.edu
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U of M Stadium
Ann Arbor, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 15, 2015

Detroit Polar Plunge

The Detroit Polar Plunge takes place February 14, 2015. Registration takes place 9:30 am. The Plunge takes place at 11 am. The After Splash Bash takes place following the last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
For more information
Sarah Henry
Email:henry2s@cmich.edu
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Milliken State Park
Detroit, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 16, 2015

President's Plunge

Freezin for a Reason! The President’s Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Montana athletes by taking an icy dip into freezing waters. Don’t be left out of the cold! Register TODAY for the Plunge and let the fun begin. All it takes is at least $100 in pledges and nerves of steel.
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Terri Sappington
Email:tsappington@somt.org
Phone:4062165327
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East Gallatin Recreation Area
Bozeman, Montana
UNITED STATES

February 20, 2015

Super Grizzly Dip

Join us for the 16th Annual Super Grizzly Dip. The Griz Dip is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Montana athletes by taking an icy dip into freezing waters in Missoula. Don't be left out of the cold! REGISTER TODAY for the Plunge and let the fun begin. All it takes is at least $100 in pledges and nerves of steel.
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Register
Terri Sappington
Email:tsappington@somt.org
Phone:(406) 216-5327
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University of Montana
Missoula, Montana
UNITED STATES

February 21, 2015

Holland Polar Plunge

The Holland Polar Plunge takes place February 21, 2015. Registration starts at 11 am at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds. The plunge starts at 12:00 pm and the After Splash Bash will start following the last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
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Krista Paulin
Email:pauli1kc@cmich.edu
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Ottawa County Fairgrounds
Holland, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 21, 2015

Caro Polar Plunge

The Caro Polar Plunge takes place February 21, 2015 at Highland Pines School. Registration starts at 11 am and the plunge starts at 12 pm. The After Splash Bash will follow the last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
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Heather Fox
Email:fox1hm@cmich.edu
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Highland Pines School
Caro, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 21, 2015

Polar Plunge - Apex Police Department

Apex Police Department will be hosting their 1st annual Polar Plunge on February 21, 2015. Individuals can plunge for $25.00. The event will be held at the Shepherds Vineyard Pool. Registration will begin at 11:00 AM and the first plunge will start at 12:00 PM. To sign up today use the link below.
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Sgt. Joey Best
Email:joseph.best@apexnc.org
Phone:919-249-3467
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Shepherds Vineyard Pool
2000 Shepherds Vineyard Dr

Apex, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

February 21, 2015

Mt. Pleasant Polar Plunge

The Mt. Pleasant Polar Plunge takes place February 21, 2015. Registration takes place at 11 am inside Wayside. The Parade of Costumes and Plunge take place at 12 pm with the After Splash Bash following the last plunger at Wayside. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
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Andrea Rachko
Email:rachk1am@cmich.edu
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O'Kelly's/Wayside
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 21, 2015

Saginaw/Bay City Polar Plunge

The Saginaw/Bay City Polar Plunge takes place February 21, 2015. Registration takes place at 10:30 am at The Transition Center. The Parade of Costumes and Plunge takes place at 12:00 pm at Haithco Park with the After Splash Bash following at the Transition Center. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
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Joe Bronz
Email:area22@somi.org
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Haithco Park
Saginaw, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 21, 2015

Saginaw/Bay City Polar Plunge

The Saginaw/Bay City Polar Plunge takes place February 21, 2015. Registration takes place at 10:30 am at The Transition Center. The Parade of Costumes and Plunge takes place at 12:00 pm at Haithco Park with the After Splash Bash following at the Transition Center. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
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Barb Gourd
Email:area09@somi.org
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Haithco Park
Saginaw, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 21, 2015

Belleville Polar Plunge

The Belleville Polar Plunge takes place on February 21, 2015. Registration starts at 9:30 am and the plunge at 12:00 pm. The After Splash Bash will follow at 12:45 pm. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
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Andrea Rachko
Email:rachk1am@cmich.edu
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Belleville Yacht Club
Belleville, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 21, 2015

Polar Plunge - NC State University Police Department

Come take the plunge and support a great cause! The NC State University Police Department will hold a Polar Plunge to help raise money for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The cost to jump is $50.00. Use the link below to sign up today!
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William Davis
Email:wadavis@ncsu.edu
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Lake Raleigh
North Carolina State University, North Carolina State University Centennial Campus

Raleigh, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

February 21, 2015

Middletown Penguin Plunge

Join us February 21, 2015 at Crystal Lake in Middletown, Connecticut for the Penguin Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut. Registration begins at 10 AM and the plunge will take place at 12 PM. Participants raise funds to run (Plunge) into the chilly waters of Connecticut. Your participation provides funding to support over 14,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Connecticut’s year-round training and competition in 27 sports. Costumes are encouraged – we even give an award for the best costumes! Many Penguins form teams to band together and share in this one-of-a-kind experience.
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Jackie Turro
Email:jackiet@soct.org
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Crystal Lake
Middletown, Connecticut
UNITED STATES

February 22, 2015

Lansing Polar Plunge

The Lansing Polar Plunge takes place February 22, 2015. Registration takes place at 11 am and the plunge at 1 pm. The After Splash Bash takes place following the last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
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Andrea Rachko
Email:rachk1am@cmich.edu
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Eagle Eye Golf Course
Lansing, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 22, 2015

St. Clair Polar Plunge

The St. Clair Polar Plunge takes place February 22, 2015. The registration starts at 1 pm. The plunge starts at 2 pm with the After Splash Bash following the last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
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Jim Adams
Email:adams1jg@cmich.edu
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The Voyageur
St. Clair, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 28, 2015

Sylvan Lake Polar Plunge

The Sylvan Lake Polar Plunge takes place February 28, 2015. Registration takes place at 11 am with the Plunge starting at 12 pm. The After Splash Bash will follow the last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
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Andrea Rachko
Email:rachk1am@cmich.edu
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Sylvan Lake Community Center
Sylvan Lake, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 28, 2015

Alpena Polar Plunge

The Alpena Polar Plunge takes place February 28, 2015. Registration takes place at 12 pm with the Plunge starting at 1:15 pm. The After Splash Bash will follow the last plunger. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
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Andrea Rachko
Email:rachk1am@cmich.edu
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The Parker House Restaurant
Alpena, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 28, 2015

Chippewa Lake Polar Plunge

The Chippewa Lake (Mecosta/Osceola) Polar Plunge takes place February 28, 2015. Registration takes place 11:00 am at East Bay General Store. The Parade of Costumes and Plunge takes place at 12:30 pm at Chippewa Lake Public Access. The After Splash Bash takes place at 1:30 pm at the Chippewa Township Community Building. Michigan is having 29 Polar Plunges in 2015. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics Michigan year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for nearly 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
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Heather Fox
Email:fox1hm@cmich.edu
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Chippewa Lake Public Access
Chippewa Lake, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 28, 2015

Los Angeles Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and anyone to support people with intellectual disabilities by running (or pretending to jump) into the chilly waters at Marina "Mother's" Beach in Marina del Rey. A few hundred people are expected to weather the cold and plunge into 50-degree waters on February 28 to support Special Olympics. Each participant who raises a minimum of $50 gets a long sleeve shirt and can enjoy the festivities (either by taking the plunge or watching from the "Chicken Coop"). Raise more than $50, and you will have the opportunity to earn cool and fun prizes.
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Brandon Tanner
Email:btanner@sosc.org
Phone:562-502-1100
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Mother's Beach
4101 Admiralty Way

Marina del Rey, California
UNITED STATES

February 28, 2015

Hickory Police Department Polar Plunge

Hickory Police Department will be hosting a Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics North Carolina on February 28, 2015 at the Whittenburg Public Wildlife Access. For $50.00 participants can plunge and receive a polar plunge towel. There will be DJ and MC along with refreshments. Use the link below to sign up today!
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Randy Isenhour
Email:risenhour@hickorync.gov
Phone: 828-217-5885
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Whittenburg Public Wildlife Access
Hickory, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

February 28, 2015

Polar Plunge - Guilford County Sheriff's Office

Are you ready to be freezin' for a reason? Guilford County Sheriff's Office will be sponsoring a polar plunge to raise funds for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Not only can you jump in a pool of cold water, but Shrine Club Parade Cars will be there too! The cost to jump is $50.00. Use the link below to sign up today!
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Cindy Martin
Phone:336-707-7834
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Wet'n Wild Emerald Pointe Water Park
3910 S Holden Rd

Greensboro, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

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