Annual Polar Plunge raising funds for Special Olympics

Annual Polar Plunge raising funds for Special Olympics

Annual Polar Plunge raising funds for Special Olympics

The annual Polar Plunge took place at Point Park.

"Generating a team spirit was very important, and teams raised more when they did things together", Priestley said. "I actually worked with Special Olympics for a long time", said Pate.

"We encourage teams, costumes and silliness", Overman said. Not so when it's for a good cause.

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"The Polar Plunge is a great experience where everyone comes together to celebrate an awesome cause", Lyons said.

Registration is taken at the event, which starts at 9:30 a.m. and the plunge starts at 11 a.m.

Funds are raised for over 23,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan, a year-round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities.

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AURORA | Against all natural instinct, participants of the Special Olympics 2018 Polar Plunge made their way into the freezing water of Aurora Reservoir, Feb. 10. And for more information about Special Olympics Louisiana, visit their Facebook page.

This is the third year for the event put on by The Law Enforcement Torch Run.

More plunges are set to take place in northern MI throughout the rest of the month.

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