The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) 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. Funds can be raised by collecting donations from friends, family, co-workers and neighbors.

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.

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There are 24 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunges throughout Michigan in January, February and March 2011. Plunge sites include Alpena, Ann Arbor, Area 17(Berrien, Cass & Van Buren Counties), Battle Creek, Belleville, Cheboygan, Clarklake, Detroit, Fenton, Gaylord, Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo, Lake City, Lansing, Marquette, Mecosta/Osceola, Mount Pleasant, Muskegon, Pinckney, Saginaw/Bay City, Sault Saint Marie, Stanton and Traverse City.

The series of Polar Plunges is made possible by the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a group of law enforcement officers and corrections department employees throughout the state who are committed to raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics Michigan Athletes.

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To get involved visit and register for a Polar Plunge. At your firstgiving site, you can receive pledge donations for Special Olympics Michigan and keep track of money raised.

Questions? Contact Ashely Diersch at or call (248) 370-0922.

Make the commitment. Raise money. Dress up in a zany costume. Jump into frigid water. Watch a friend jump. The power of plunging.

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