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Polar plungers to benefit Special Olympics Michigan

Brave volunteers needed to take the plunge Feb. 6.

Adventurous Stanton area residents are needed to plunge into the icy water at Clifford Lake Inn on Feb. 6 to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) at the 2010 Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) Polar Plunge. Stanton plunge registration is scheduled to start at 2:00 p.m., followed by the parade of costumes and polar plunge at 3:00 p.m. The post-plunge party and awards ceremony are scheduled to begin immediately following the plunge.

Anyone can take the plunge for a minimum donation of $50. Anyone interested in taking the plunge can pre-register online at www.somi.org. Individuals who don’t want to plunge can also collect donations to receive incentive prizes that bear the “Too Chicken to Plunge” logo and to attend the post-plunge party.

The annual LETR® Polar Plunge is known for its zany costume contest where plungers compete for the Golden Plunger Award. The award honors the plunger with the most creative costume or best jump into the water.

All plungers receive incentive prizes and an official 2010 Polar Plunge T-shirt. Donation incentive prizes include a Polar Plunge hooded sweatshirt, a Polar Plunge fleece or a Polar Plunge robe. Donations are raised by collecting pledges from friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, etc.

The Polar Plunge is made possible by the Law Enforcement Torch Run®, a group of police officers and corrections personnel committed to raising funds and awareness for SOMI.  Proceeds from the Polar Plunge support the year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than 17,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities who live in Michigan.

For more information on the Law Enforcement Torch Run® Polar Plunge or Special Olympics Michigan visit www.somi.org or call (800) 644-6404.

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