Michigan Athletics and Special Olympics
2015 Polar Plunge
Show your Wolverine pride! We invite you to join us and to take the plunge in The Big House. The University of Michigan Polar Plunge will take place on Sunday, Feb. 15, inside Michigan Stadium - The Big House.
Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. outside of "The Tunnel." The Parade of Costumes will take place down the tunnel and onto the field. The plunge will begin at 1 p.m. The Awards and Post Plunge Party will begin immediately following the last plunger.
This is a great opportunity for Special Olympics Michigan and the University of Michigan. We are partnering to provide plungers an experience of a lifetime in THE BIG HOUSE! Plungers will get to suit up like a Wolverine while changing in the stadium locker rooms and will also get the opportunity to walk through the tunnel and take the plunge ON the field, inside a pool. We hope to see you there!
Be sure to register to receive detailed information!
Polar Plunge Schedule of Events:
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. outside of the tunnel.
The Parade of Costumes will take place down the tunnel and onto the field.
Plunge will begin at 1 p.m. in the Big House.
Post plunge party/awards immediately following the last plunger.
In the fall of 2012, the University of Michigan Athletic Department announced a department-wide community service relationship with the Special Olympics of Michigan, committing team member and venue support to the non-profit organization.
Soon after, the first-ever Polar Plunge was held at Michigan Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. U-M Athletics has participated in several other Special Olympic events, including basketball, softball, bowling and the spring games. The athletic department will continue its work with the Special Olympics on local and regional events throughout southeastern Michigan.
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities.