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Will you take the plunge in support of the Special Olympics?

The Polar Plunge series features participants in zany costumes
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SAULT STE. MARIE, MICH. – The Elks Lodge #552 will host the 9th annual Twin Saults Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Michigan! The plunge takes place on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at The Elks Lodge #552 (1111 E. Portage Ave).

Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the parade of costumes starting promptly at 10:45 a.m. The plunge begins at 11 a.m. where participants will brave the cold and plunge into a pool in the parking lot of The Elks Lodge #552. Awards and an After-Splash Bash party will begin immediately following the last plunger.

The 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.

Money raised 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.

30 Polar Plunges are scheduled to take place across Michigan this winter. A complete list of plunges can be found at

About Special Olympics Michigan

Special Olympics Michigan Inc. (SOMI) provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for 27,745 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 organizations, individuals and statewide businesses enable the program to continue.