University of Michigan 2014

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Hail to the Plungers!

Show your Wolverine pride! Take advantage of this rare opportunity to take the plunge in The Big House, the largest stadium in the United States that has stood strong since 1927! The University of Michigan Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday, February 22nd inside Michigan Stadium - The Big House. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. outside of “The Tunnel”. The parade of costumes will take place down the tunnel and onto the field! The plunge will begin at 12:00 p.m. The Awards and Post Plunge Party will begin immediately following the last plunger.

This is a great and new opportunity for Special Olympics Michigan and the University of Michigan!  We are partnering to provide plungers an experience of a lifetime in THE BIG HOUSE! Plungers will suit up like a Wolverine when they change in the locker rooms. They will also get the opportunity to walk through the tunnel and take the plunge ON the field, inside a pool.

The 2014 Incentive Levels are:


$2,500: 3-in-1 Jacket


$1,500: Duffel Bag


$1,000: Bluetooth Speaker or Back Pack


$750: Insulated Cooler Tote or Plush Throw


$500: Hooded Sweatshirt


$200: Cinch Sac

$75: Long sleeve T-shirt

Michigan will hold 30 Polar Plunges in 2014. 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 this Polar Plunge 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.