The Marquette Polar Plunge takes place on March 18, 2017 at Marquette Mountain Ski Hill. Registration starts at 1:00 p.m. Parade of Costumes takes place at 2:15 p.m. Costumes are not required but certainly encouraged as many plungers vie for the coveted Golden Plunger award for Best Costume! The Plunging starts at 2:30 p.m. The After Splash Bash and awards will take place at 3:30 p.m. The fee to jump is any donation to Special Olympcis Michigan. We do encourage you to raise $75+ to receive the awesome Polar Plunge t-shirt and we also have higher level incentive items. By setting up your fundraising page after going through the registraiton process it is really easy to raise money when sending your fundraising link to friends and family on social media.
Michigan will be having 25 Polar Plunges in 2017. 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 23,000 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.