Monday, February 25, 2013
The Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics of Michigan was held at Brighton High School on Saturday.
About 80 people braved 32-degree weather and frigid waters during the Brighton Polar Plunge which was held Saturday behind Brighton High School, including Hartland resident Marge Walls who jumped for her brother. The weather was cold enough that plungers jumped into a hole cut into the ice rather than run down the hill into the water like last year's event. The event is among 27 Polar Plunges conducted throughout Michigan this year to raise funds on behalf of about 19,000 Special Olympic Athletes. The money raised at the event will go to aid Livingston County athletes by purchasing uniforms and the use gyms and soccer fields. The Polar Plunge is also something that Special Olympic Athletes can participate in themselves. According to the …
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.