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By: Stephen Kent

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It's that time of year again. Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) and the 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 each year.

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

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

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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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