University of Michigan Polar Plunge 2018

Friday, February 09, 2018


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 U of M Polar Plunge will take place on Friday, February 9th inside Michigan Stadium - The Big House Under the Lights. Registration will begin at 6:30pm. outside of “The Tunnel”. The parade of costumes will take place down the tunnel and onto the field! The plunge will begin at 8:00pm. The Awards and Post Plunge Party will begin immediately following the last plunger.

This is a great opportunity for Special Olympics Michigan and the University of Michigan! 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.

We encourage plungers to raise a minimum of $75 each to qualify for the first incentive level of the Polar Plunge t-shirt. We have other higher level incentive levels as well! 

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Michigan will hold 28 Polar Plunges in 2018. 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 nearly 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.