Polar Plunge


To get involved visit www.firstgiving.com/polarplunge and register for a Polar Plunge. A complete list of dates and locations, including links to online registration for each site, can be found at the bottom of this page.

At your first giving site, you can set up an online pledge page and receive pledge donations for Special Olympics Michigan and keep track of money raised. Your FirstGiving online fundraising page will stay active for three months after the event. This is a great opportunity to change your photo to show your plunge and continue to raise funds!

Questions? Contact Andrea Rachko at rachk1am@cmich.edu , Heather Fox at fox1hm@cmich.edu or call the Special Olympics Michigan office at (800) 644-6404 or (989) 774-3911.

#SOMIplunge  Use the hashtag #SOMIplunge on social media - it's the official hashtag of SOMI Polar Plunges, you know!

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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 pledges from friends, family, co-workers and neighbors.

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

30 Law Enforcement Torch Run® Polar Plunges will take place throughout Michigan in January, February and March 2014. Plunge sites include Alpena, Belleville, Brighton, Caro, Cheboygan, Chippewa Lake, Clarklake, Detroit, Edwardsburg, Fenton, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo, Lake City, Lansing, Lansing Legislative, Macomb County, Marquette, Monroe, Mt. Pleasant, Muskegon, Saginaw/Bay City, Sault Ste. Marie, St. Clair, Shelby Township, Stanton, Sylvan Lake, Traverse City and University of Michigan.

Dates for 2014

Click on a location for more info and online registration

January 11, 2014

January 18, 2014

January 19, 2014

February 1, 2014

February 8, 2014

February 15, 2014

February 22, 2014

February 23, 2014

February 27, 2014

March 15, 2014


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.

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