2013 Kalamazoo Polar Plunge

  • Saturday February 16, 2013
  • Western Michigan University's Goldsworth Pond
  • Kalamazoo, MI

To get register visit http://www.firstgiving.com/polarplunge/wmu2013. At your firstgiving site, you can receive pledge donations for Special Olympics Michigan and keep track of money raised.


• Registration starting at 12:30 p.m.
• Parade of Costumes will begin at 1:45 p.m.
• Plunge at 2:00 p.m.
• Post plunge party/awards will begin at 2:45 p.m.


TEXT 2 GIVE: To donate $10 to the Kalamazoo Polar Plunge, text SOMI kz to 52000 on your cell phone now!



The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) 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 donations from friends, family, co-workers and neighbors.

Proceeds from these plunges help supports year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than 19,600 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Michigan.

There are 28 Law Enforcement Torch Run® Polar Plunges throughout Michigan in January, February and March 2013. Plunge sites include Alpena, Belleville, Brighton, Caro, Cheboygan, Chippewa Lake, Detroit, Edwardsburg, Fenton, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Holland, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lake City, Lansing, Lansing Legislative, Marquette, Monroe, Mt. Pleasant, Muskegon, Saginaw/Bay City, St. Clair, Sault Ste. Marie, Stanton, Sylvan Lake, Traverse City and University of Michigan.

The series of Polar Plunges is made possible by the Law Enforcement Torch Run®, a group of law enforcement officers and corrections department employees throughout the state who are committed to raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics Michigan Athletes.


Make the commitment. Raise money. Dress up in a zany costume. Jump into frigid water. Watch a friend jump. The power of plunging!


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