Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics of Michigan will take place at 1 p.m. Feb. 23 behind Brighton High School.
Are you ready to take the plunge? The Polar Plunge benefitting Special Olympics of Michigan will take place at 1 p.m. Feb. 23 behind Brighton High School. You can register for the event at www.firstgiving.com/polarplunge Proceeds from these plunges help supports year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than 18,600 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Michigan. In the meantime, head to the Brighton Buffalo Wild Wings on Jan. 28 for Special Olympics Michigan Day and 10 percent of all meal purchases will be donated back to the Brighton Polar Plunge.
Monday, February 27, 2012
The Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics of Michigan was held at Brighton High School on Sunday.
On Sunday, 99 people dressed in all sorts of costumes, ran down a hill to plunge into the cold waters of the lake behind Brighton High School. There were penguins, men dressed as old women, Popeye the Sailor Man, a tooth fairy and even Captain Morgan got a little wet for the cause. Together, the group raised more than $24,000 for the Special Olympics of Michigan. In order to become a Polar Plunger, a person must raise a minimum of $75. The Brighton Roller Dollz Roller Derby team received a special shout out, as they had more than 25 plungers that raised about $4,000 for the organization. This was the first year the popular event was held in Brighton. It was previously hosted at Zukey Lake Tavern in Pinckney.
The 2012 Polar Plunge was held at Brighton High School on Sunday.
More than 100 people gathered to watch 99 people brave the cold, frigid waters in the lake behind Brighton High School on Sunday. Together, those 99 people helped raise more than $24,000 for the Special Olympics of Michigan. The money will go to help fund jerseys, training, travel and more for special needs athletes. There are more than 475 special needs athletes living in Livingston County who benefit from the Special Olympics of Michigan. Did you attend the Polar Plunge on Sunday? Share your photos with us. Simply click on the "Upload Photos and Video" button above this article.