The Polar Plunge series is known for its zany costumes and courageous participants. After raising funds, these participants dress up in costume and prepare to plunge, ready to jump in and freeze their fur for a good cause. Funds can be raised by collecting pledges from friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. The Oakland County Polar Plunge is one of 25 plunges taking place throughout Michigan in January, February and March 2017.
Registration takes place from 9-10 a.m. The plunge begins at 10 a.m. in an icy pool in front of Rochester Mills Beer Company. The After Splash Bash party starts immediately following the last plunger.
Online registration is now open at PlungeMI.com. Once registered, you can set up an online pledge page and receive pledge donations for Special Olympics Michigan and keep track of money raised.
Proceeds from these plunges help support year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than 23,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Michigan. In 2016, the brave Polar Plunge participants in Michigan raised more than a million dollars for Special Olympics Michigan athletes.
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