Dozens plunge into cold water raising money for Special Olympics

Dozens plunge into cold water raising money for Special Olympics

The Polar Plunge events raise money for Special Olympics Michigan.

Most people who participate indicate they are crossing a fun activity off their bucket list or enjoying a chance to get friends together, while raising funds for a good cause.

Mary Mae Jones Plungers from the Beaver Lake Plunge raised $3,253 and won 'Best Large Group Costume.' Their team had 40 plungers.

Saturday's plunge was supported by the Wertz Warriors and was one of 28 plunges in the state. You can show up and donate. Dragos is also on the Special Olympics board, and WZZM is the media sponsor for the Polar Plunges.

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

It will be the seventh year for the Polar Plunge at Riverside Park. SAAC, the student-run organization that serves as liaison between the university's athletic department and its athletes, coordinates a number of community service related events each year.

This is just one of the fundraising efforts for the more than 16,000 Special Olympics athletes.

All of the contributions from the 2018 Polar Bear Plunge go directly to Special Olympics D.C., helping to provide sports and fitness programs year-round to those with intellectual disabilities.

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