One of my favorite events I emcee every year... but this time, I jumped in for the first time ever.
It's the best day to show off your Wolverine pride! Next year I want you to take advantage of this rare opportunity to take the plunge in The Big House, the largest stadium in the United States that has stood strong since 1927! The U of M Polar Plunge took place on Friday, February 9th inside Michigan Stadium - The Big House Under the Lights.
This event was a great opportunity for the Special Olympics of Michigan and the University of Michigan! Michigan will hold 28 Polar Plunges in 2018. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for SOMI year round.
By participating in this Polar Plunge you have helped raise funds for nearly 23,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports are the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
One of the coolest feelings ever walking out of the Michigan football locker room and onto the empty field before the event began: