The East Grand Rapids Polar Plunge will take place on February 23rd at East Grand Rapids Middle School and Reeds Lake. Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. at East Grand Rapids Middle School. The parade of costumes will start at 12:45 p.m. and the plunge immediately following the parade. The Awards and Post Plunge Party will begin at 1:45 p.m. at the middle school.
There will be a pre-lunch at East Grand Rapids Middle School from 11:00 -1:30 p.m.
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.