FERNDALE, Mich. – Come out and support the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) Detroit Polar Plunge by joining us Friday, Jan. 25 from 5 – 8 p.m. at the South East Oakland Country Fraternal Order of Police in Ferndale for an evening of great food, silent auctions and awesome prizes!
The Detroit LETR Polar Plunge is a chance to support Special Olympics Michigan athletes by plunging into the icy water of the Detroit River. Please help support the officers and community members taking the plunge by attending a fun-filled evening to help Special Olympics Michigan continue to provide athletes with inclusive opportunities.
Brave individuals interested in taking the plunge, join LETR and community members Saturday, Feb. 16 at the Renaissance Center and Milliken State Park. Registration begins at 10 a.m.at the Renaissance Center with the plunge beginning at 11 a.m. at Milliken State Park. With a crazy costume, a minimum donation of $75 and the courage to take part in one of 28 LETR 2013 Polar Plunges across the state, you can help Special Olympics Michigan provide more athletes with inclusive opportunities.
To pre-register, visit http://www.firstgiving.com/polarplunge/detroit2013 . You can also make a $10 donation anytime by texting "SOMI det" to 52000 to support Special Olympics Michigan athletes.
This Polar Plunge is one of 28 Polar Plunges planned throughout Michigan from January through March 2013 in Alpena, Belleville, Brighton, Caro, Cheboygan, Chippewa Lake, Detroit, Edwardsburg, Fenton, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Holland, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lake City, Lansing, Lansing Legislative, Marquette, Monroe, Mt. Pleasant, Muskegon, Saginaw/Bay City, St. Clair, Sault Ste. Marie, Stanton, Traverse City and University of Michigan.
The annual LETR Polar Plunge is known for its zany costume contest where plungers compete for the Golden Plunger Award. The award honors the plunger with the most creative costume or best jump into the water. All plungers receive incentive prizes and an official 2013 Polar Plunge T-shirt. Individuals who don't want to plunge can also collect donations to receive a T-shirt that bears the "Too Chicken to Plunge" logo and are invited to attend the post-plunge party.
The Polar Plunge is made possible by LETR, a group of police officers and corrections personnel committed to raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics Michigan athletes. Proceeds from the Polar Plunge support the year-round sports training and athletic competition for nearly 20,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities who live in Michigan.
For more information on the Law Enforcement Torch Run®Polar Plunge or Special Olympics Michigan visit www.somi.org or call (800) 644-6404.