The Gaylord Polar Plunge will take place on February 9th at Alpine Tavern and Downtown Gaylord. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Alpine Tavern. The parade of costumes will start at 10:45 a.m. and the plunge with begin at 11:00 a.m. The Awards and Post Plunge Party will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Alpine Tavern.
The 2013 Polar Plunge incentive levels are:
$500-$749: Pullover Hoodie
$750: Stadium Chair
$1,000: Warm Up Jacket
$1,500: Sports Duffel Bag
$2,500: Mini Fridge Cooler
Michigan will be having 27 Polar Plunges in 2013. 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 SOMI year round.
By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for over 19,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports are the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
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.