The Marquette Mountain Polar Plunge will take place on March 16th at Marquette Mountain. Registration will begin at 1:00 p.m. The parade of costumes will start at 2:15 p.m. and the plunge immediately following the parade. The Awards and Post Plunge Party will begin at 4:00 p.m. at Marquette Mountain.
The Man Carrying Woman Contest will begin at 5:00 p.m. at Marquette Mountain. The winners will recieve the woman's weight in prizes including cash, dinner certificate and drinks. There is a $10 entry free and all proceeds go to LETR. Registration will be open all day until the start of the contest.
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.