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Looking brave and (mostly) fearless, hundreds took a quick dip in some pretty chilly water, all in the name of a good cause.
“We thank you in advance for your patience and your continued support throughout the year,” said Ken Bennett, Director of Michigan Law Enforcement Torch Run.
Nearly 2,600 athletes and 3,400 coaches, chaperones, family members, volunteers and spectators will be traveling from nearly all of the 83 counties in Michigan to compete.
Lt. Governor Brian Calley took a cannonball jump into the chilly waters to help raise money for Special Olympics.
About 800 competitors are heading to the Traverse City area for the Special Olympics’ 2012 State Winter Games.
Special Olympics-Michigan is looking for people willing to jump into the Detroit River in February as part of the largest “Polar Plunge” in the state.
Join members of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for any of two dozen community runs and a 750-mile, 5-day relay run Sept. 10-17.
Let the games begin! The Special Olympics kick off this weekend in Canton and Ypsilanti.
More than 550 athletes from nearly 2 dozen counties will compete during the Special Olympics Michigan 2011 State Summer Sports Classic July 15-16.