The Grand Rapids Polar Plunge will take place on February 24, 2018 outside the Van Andel Arena in a swimming pool! Registration will begin at 11:00 a.m. inside The BOB and the plunge will start at 1:00 pm outside of the Van Andel Arena. Stick around for awards at the after-splash bash at the BOB. Join us for the Griffins Game as we continue the celebration. For every ticket sold, $4 will go back to Special Olympics. Purchase your tickets today!
Michigan will be having 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 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.