2013 Gaylord Polar Plunge

  • Saturday February 9, 2013
  • Alpine Tavern and Eatery and Downtown Gaylord
  • Gaylord, MI 49735

Address for Event Location

Alpine Tavern and Eatery and Downtown Gaylord
220 South Otsego Avenue #1
Gaylord, MI 49735

To get register visit http://www.firstgiving.com/polarplunge/gaylord2013. At your firstgiving site, you can receive pledge donations for Special Olympics Michigan and keep track of money raised.

• Registration starting at 9:30 a.m. at Alpine Tavern.
• Parade of Costumes will begin at 10:45 a.m.
• Plunge at 11:00 a.m.
• Post plunge party/awards will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Alpine Tavern.

TEXT 2 GIVE: To donate $10 to the Gaylord Polar Plunge, text SOMI gld to 52000 on your cell phone now!


The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) Polar Plunge series is known for its zany costumes and courageous participants. After raising funds, these participants dress up in costume and prepare to plunge, ready to jump in and freeze their fur for a good cause. Funds can be raised by collecting donations from friends, family, co-workers and neighbors.

Proceeds from these plunges help supports year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than 19,600 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Michigan.

There are 28 Law Enforcement Torch Run® Polar Plunges throughout Michigan in January, February and March 2013. Plunge sites include Alpena, Belleville, Brighton, Caro, Cheboygan, Chippewa Lake, Detroit, Edwardsburg, Fenton, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Holland, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lake City, Lansing, Lansing Legislative, Marquette, Monroe, Mt. Pleasant, Muskegon, Saginaw/Bay City, St. Clair, Sault Ste. Marie, Stanton, Sylvan Lake, Traverse City and University of Michigan.

The series of Polar Plunges is made possible by the Law Enforcement Torch Run®, a group of law enforcement officers and corrections department employees throughout the state who are committed to raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics Michigan Athletes.

The Gaylord Polar Plunge is supported by the Wertz Warriors. Since 1982, the Wertz Warriors have raised funds and awareness to support the life-changing programs of Special Olympics Michigan. Riding their snowmobiles 900-miles on a seven-day trek through northern Michigan, the Warriors have raised over $8.8 million over the past 32 years. For more information about how you can become more involved with the Wertz Warriors, please click here.


Make the commitment. Raise money. Dress up in a zany costume. Jump into frigid water. Watch a friend jump. The power of plunging!


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