Special Olympics Plans Polar Plunge in Bay City!
February 17, 2017
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By: Stephen Kent
It's that time of year again.
Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI)
Michigan Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR)
are holding their annual Bay City Polar Plunge
at the at Dow Bay Area Family YMCA (225 Washington Ave) on Saturday, February 25, 2017
Known for the crazy costumes, matched only by crazier plungers, is a fundraiser for Special Olympics. Participants raise funds from contributors who sponsor their brave leap into the icy water. That money goes to providing
free sports training, competition and health screenings for more than 23,000 children
and adults with intellectual disabilities in Michigan.
The annual Michigan Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Polar Plunge is the largest
fundraiser for Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI), raising more than $1 million dollars
Registration on the day of the event begins at 11:00 a.m.
The parade of costumes begins at 11:45 a.m.
followed by the plunge at noon.
The awards and After Splash Bash will begin
immediately following the plunge.
Online registration for the 2017 Bay City Polar Plunge is open now at
25 Polar Plunges are scheduled to take place across Michigan this winter. A complete
list of plunges can be found at PlungeMI.com
Special Olympics Michigan Inc. (SOMI) provides year-round sports training and athletic
competition for 23,317 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Athletes build physical
fitness, develop self-confidence and prepare for participation in society. SOMI is a non-profit
organization supported almost entirely by corporate and individual gifts and events. The
generosity of Michigan
Steve Kent and his family have lived in Bay City for 40 years. He is VP of Technical Services at MMCC which produces MyBayCity.Com. Kent is active in many Bay City civic organizations.
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