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The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics is to increase awareness and raise funds for the Special Olympics movement. Each year, the LETR initiative grows bigger and better.


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As the largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle for Special Olympics, the Law Enforcement Torch Run® raised over US$42.6 million in 2012. Since its inception in 1981, it has grown extensively worldwide with over 97,000 volunteers spanning 46 countries, and raising more than US$461 million for the Special Olympics movement. Fundraising is only part of what the officers involved with the initiative give to the movement. Our athletes say law enforcement officers are truly supportive of the cause – extending to them friendship, acceptance and encouragement.

To learn more about the Law Enforcement Torch Run® for Special Olympics, please visit www.letr.org

To Learn more about the Law Enforcement Torch Run® International Conference please visit www.letrconference.org.  

For general inquiries, please contact Michael Teem, Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics at mteem@specialolympics.org or 240-593-4949.


Torch Run Stories and News


November 26, 2014 | North America: North Carolina

"My Pleasure"

By Megan O'Donnell

Special Olympics NC athlete Keith Hayden lands a job at Chick-fil-A after volunteering at a Cops on Top fundraiser!

“I’d be happy to refill your drink, sir,” Special Olympics NC athlete Keith Hayden often says to customers as he patrols the dining room of the Chick-fil-A Blakeney restaurant in Charlotte each night. The 34 year-old truly takes pleasure in doing his job.View Story “I’d be happy to refill your drink, sir,” Special Olympics NC athlete Keith Hayden often says to customers as he patrols the dining room of the Chick-fil-A Blakeney restaurant in Charlotte each night. The 34 year-old truly takes pleasure in doing his job. For four years, Hayden had been trying to land a coveted position in the restaurant chain known for their customer service. As it happens, a NC Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics fundraiser helped put him in the right place at the right time!

About Megan O'Donnell:Special Olympics NC VP of Communications- Keith let me know of his good fortune at our Fall Tournament and had to share this great story that came from his perseverance and our Torch Run relationship with Chick-fil-A. Yay Keith!
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October 21, 2014 | SOI: Europe-Eurasia

Spain's Police Academy Hosts VIII National Athletics Competition

By Suzanne Coogan

Action at the VIII National Athletics Competition, Ávila, Espana.

For a second consecutive year in the city of Ávila, Spain’s National Police Academy opened its doors to host the VIII National Athletics Competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities organised by Special Olympics Spain and the non-profit disability rights organization PRONISAView Story For a second consecutive year in the city of Ávila, Spain’s National Police Academy opened its doors to host the VIII National Athletics Competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities organized by Special Olympics Spain and the non-profit disability rights organization PRONISA from 17 Oct-20. More than 100 athletes from ten autonomous regions and host Castilla y León competed on the tracks of the Academy. Thirty local associations participated in the 2k Torch Run relay through the streets of Ávila attended by the city Mayor, Mr. Miguel Ángel García Nieto, the President of Special Olympics Spain, Mr. Gaizka Ortuzar and the President of PRONISA, Mr. Manuel Maiz. The Opening Ceremony took place at the Sports Pavilion of the Academy with the athletes' parade, arrival of the torch and lighting of the cauldron delighting the hundreds of local spectators. For the first time during this competition Healthy Hearing examinations were offered to athletes conducted by expert medical volunteers.

About Suzanne Coogan:Senior Manager, Media and Public Awareness, Special Olympics Europe Eurasia
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September 19, 2014 | SOI General: Headquarters

Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics® Raises $500 Million for Special Olympics During 33-year History

By Christy White

In 2013, dedicated law enforcement volunteers raised over US$50.3 million for Special Olympics Programs around the world and this week announced an extremely significant milestone: surpassing $500 million raised since the inception of the Law Enforcement Torch Run.View Story The Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) for Special Olympics is the Special Olympics movement's largest grass-roots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle in the world. In 2013, dedicated law enforcement volunteers raised over US$50.3 million for Special Olympics Programs around the world and this week announced an extremely significant milestone: surpassing $500 million raised since the inception of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. There is an untold story about law enforcement. This story showcases how law enforcement officers are going above and beyond the call of duty for the most marginalized citizens in their communities - people with intellectual disabilities.

About Christy White:I am the Director of Media and Public Relations for Special Olympics.
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Torch Run Events


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Event

Location

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!
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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

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.
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Sarah Henry
Email:henry2s@cmich.edu
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Fenton Moose Lodge
Fenton, 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.
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Heather Fox
Email:fox1hm@cmich.edu
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Fricano's Muskegon Lake
Muskegon, 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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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

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.
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Kimberly Purdy
Email:purdy1kr@cmich.edu
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Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Clubhouse
Acme, Michigan
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.
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Heather Fox
Email:fox1hm@cmich.edu
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Greenville, Michigan
UNITED STATES

February 07, 2015

York County Plunge

The 2015 York County Polar Plunge will be held on February 7, 2015! The York Polar Plunge benefits nearly 300 Special Olympics athletes of York County. To check out all the latest information please visit the Special Olympics York County Polar Bear Plunge website. Registration Night is Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the John Wright Building located at 124 Front St. Registration Opens: 9:30am - 11:30am; Ceremonies: 10:00am; Costume Parade/Contest: 10:45am; Chicken Dance: 11:15am; Golden Plunger Awards: 11:30am; Plunge: 11:45pm
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John Wright Building
124 North Front Street

Wrightsville, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

February 07, 2015

York County Polar Plunge

The 2015 York County Polar Plunge will be held on February 7, 2015! The York Polar Plunge benefits nearly 300 Special Olympics athletes of York County. To check out all the latest information please visit the Special Olympics York County Polar Bear Plunge website.
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John Wright Building
Wrightsville, Pennsylvania
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.
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Lisa Carlone
Email:lisam@soct.org
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Hammonasset State Park
Madison, Connecticut
UNITED STATES

February 07, 2015

Pennsylvania Winter Games Plunge

NEW NAME! NEW LOCATION! SAME FREEZIN' FUN! A Winter Games kickoff tradition has a “new home” and “new name” for 2015! On Saturday, February 7, 2015, join us at Canoe Creek State Park for the 2015 Winter Games Polar Plunge as we grow a tradition that started 4 years ago! Last year over 400 people took the plunge adding to the more than $150,000 that has been raised for Special Olympics Pennsylvania athletes since this event began! Raise a minimum of $50 and you will be ready to join the frozen fanatics as hundreds take the frigid dip into Canoe Lake! Saturday, February 7 : Canoe Creek State Park in Hollidaysburg; Registration: 9:00am-11:45am; Plunge Safety Briefing: 11:45am; Plunge Time: 12:00pm
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Canoe Creek State Park
205 Canoe Creek Rd

Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania
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.
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Terri Sappington
Email:tsappington@somt.org
Phone:4062165327
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Silver Lake
Anaconda, Montana
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

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.
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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.
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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.
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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

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.
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Heather Fox
Email:fox1hm@cmich.edu
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The Antlers
Sault Ste. Marie, 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.
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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.
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Andrea Rachko
Email:rachk1am@cmich.edu
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Gerrish Township Marina
Higgins Lake, 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.
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Sarah Henry
Email:henry2s@cmich.edu
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Milliken State Park
Detroit, 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.
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Sarah Henry
Email:henry2s@cmich.edu
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U of M Stadium
Ann Arbor, 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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Terri Sappington
Email:tsappington@somt.org
Phone:(406) 216-5327
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University of Montana
Missoula, Montana
UNITED STATES

February 21, 2015

Jamestown Polar Plunge

“Freezin for a Reason!” Raise money to support the athletes of Special Olympics North Dakota at the Jamestown Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 21st. We want 2015 to be our biggest and best Polar Plunge year ever, and we need your help! The Polar Plunge is an annual fundraiser organized by North Dakota Law Enforcement as part of the year-round Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise awareness and fund to benefit Special Olympics North Dakota. Polar Plunges offer a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics North Dakota athletes by raising money and taking the plunge into frigid North Dakota waters. Plungers raise a minimum of $75 for the opportunity to take the plunge. Have FUN! - form a team, create a fun name and crazy costumes with friends, co-workers, or classmates. Plunge Schedule: Registration: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Polar Plunge: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. No matter what, the Polar Plunge is all about Fun! Register today and get started on your fundraising efforts! For more information, please refer to the link or contact information below.
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Reid Huttunen
Email:developmentaldir@aol.com
Phone:701-746-0031
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James River Family Fitness Center
918 7th St NE

Jamestown, North Dakota
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 - 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

Area-Eleven Frozen Fans Polar Plunge

Come join us for an invigorating PLUNGE in Lake Wylie to benefit Special Olympics SC Area Eleven. A minimum of $50 must be raised for the privilege to PLUNGE and to receive a Frozen Fans Chosen To Be Frozen tee shirt. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Registration begins at 11:00am with the PLUNGE taking place at 12:00 noon.
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Email:area11sosc@hotmail.com
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Ebenezer Park
4490 Boatshore Rd.

Rock Hill, South Carolina
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 - 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

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

February 28, 2015

"Freezin for a Reason" Polar Plunge

Cleveland County's Sheriff Office will be holding a "Freezin for a Reason" Polar Plunge at the beach area of Moss Lake. Individuals can plunge for a minimum donation of $30.00 and teams (max of 6 plungers) can plunge for a minimum of $180.00. All plungers will receive a towel and individuals and teams that raise more than the minimum donation will be eligible for t-shirts and hats. The team that raises the most money will be announced and receive medals. A costume contest will also be held with awards for the best costume, the oldest and youngest jumper, and the individual and team that raises the most money. The fun continues with WBTV News Anchor John Carter MC-ing the event. Sign up today at using the link below.
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Melanie Martin
Email:Melanie.Martin@clevelandcounty.com
Phone:704-418-5846
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John H Moss Lake
2621 Oak Grove Rd

Shelby, North Carolina
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

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

Project Unify Plunge

Students from both middle and high schools around the state will be jumping into the water at Goddard Park on February 28th to raise awareness and funds for Project UNIFY. Unified sports have implemented great changes in schools and promotes social inclusion among students and those in the community.
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Tracy Garabedian
Email:tracy@specialolympicsri.org
Phone:401-349-4900
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Goddard Memorial State Park
1095 Ives Road

East Greenwich, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

February 28, 2015

RVA Polar Plunge® Winter Fest

Come chill with us at the RVA Polar Plunge® Winter Fest, Feb. 28 in Richmond at Westhampton Field, 901 Maple Avenue (near Libbie/Patterson). This year, in addition to a fantastic list of incentive prizes, we’re offering custom bow ties, too! It's the coolest thing you'll do all year. Plus, when you brrrave an icy above-ground pool with your closest friends, you’re helping our athletes discover how cool it feels to be a Special Olympics champion. Come chill with us. All plungers must raise $50 to participate.
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Nicole Riedel
Email:nriedel@specialolympicsva.org
Phone:804-726-3023
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Westhampton Field
901 Maple Ave.

Richmond, Virginia
UNITED STATES

February 28, 2015

Fargo Polar Plunge

Raise money to support the athletes of Special Olympics North Dakota at the Fargo Polar Plunge on Saturday, February 28th. We want 2015 to be our biggest and best Polar Plunge year ever, and we need your help! The Polar Plunge is an annual fundraiser organized by North Dakota Law Enforcement as part of the year-round Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise awareness and fund to benefit Special Olympics North Dakota. Polar Plunges offer a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations, and businesses to support Special Olympics North Dakota athletes by raising money and taking the plunge into frigid North Dakota waters. Plungers raise a minimum of $75 for the opportunity to take the plunge. Plunge Schedule: Registration: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.; Polar Plunge: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony and post plunge celebration will follow plunge. Have FUN! - form a team, create a fun name and crazy costumes with friends, co-workers, or classmates. No matter what, the Polar Plunge is all about Fun! For more information, please refer to the link or contact information below.
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Reid Huttunen
Email:developmentaldir@aol.com
Phone:701-746-0031
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Ramada Plaza & Suites
1635 42nd St. S

Fargo, North Dakota
UNITED STATES

February 28, 2015

Tim's Rivershore Polar Plunge Fest

Where else can you brave the cool waters of the Potomac with 100+ fearless costume-clad friends – and support a good cause at the same time? On February 28th, hundreds will gather at Tim's Rivershore and, on our signal, bravely dash into the icy waters. Whether you just dip your ankles or take a minute to splash around, it's the coolest thing you'll do all year – not to mention you are creating more opportunities for our athletes to experience the life-changing benefits of participating in Special Olympics — all at no cost to themselves or their families.
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Ellen Head
Email:ehead@specialolympicsva.org
Phone:703-359-4301
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Tim's Rivershore
Dumfries, Virginia
UNITED STATES

February 28, 2015

Highlander Polar Plunge Celebration

Come chill with us at the Highlander Polar Plunge® Celebration, February 28th in the New River Valley at Bisset Park. This year, in addition to a fantastic list of incentive prizes, we’re offering custom bow ties, too! Go ankle deep or all in. Either way, when you brrrave the New River with your closest friends, you’re helping our athletes discover how cool it feels to be a Special Olympics champion. Come chill with us. All plungers must raise $50 to participate.
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Matt Camire
Email:mcamire@specialolympicsva.org
Phone:540-951-2918
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Bisset Park
Radford, Virginia
UNITED STATES

February 28, 2015

RVA Polar Plunge Winter Fest 2015

Come chill with us at the RVA Polar Plunge® Winter Fest, February 28th in Richmond, Virginia. This year, in addition to a fantastic list of incentive prizes, we’re offering custom bow ties, too! It's the coolest thing you'll do all year. Plus, when you brrrave an icy above-ground pool with your closest friends, you’rehelping our athletes discover how cool it feels to be a Special Olympics champion. Come chill with us. All plungers must raise $50 to participate.
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Nicole Riedel
Email:nriedel@specialolympicsva.org
Phone:804-726-3023
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Westhampton Field
901 Maple Avenue

Richmond, Virginia
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

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