Michigan Athletics and Special Olympics
2015 Polar Plunge
The University of Michigan Polar Plunge will take place on Sunday, Feb. 14, inside Michigan Stadium -- the Big House!
Plungers will suit up like a Wolverine when they change in the locker rooms. They will also get the opportunity to walk through the tunnel and take the plunge ON the field, inside a pool.
The Polar Plunge is known for its wacky costume contest where plungers will compete for awards that range from best to worst costume, most creative, craziest, best Michigan theme and many more.
The event is open to anyone willing to "BEAR" the elements for a good cause. The object is simple, raise money, and then plunge into the cold water! Be sure to register to receive detailed information!
Polar Plunge Schedule of Events:
Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. outside of the tunnel.
The Parade of Costumes will take place down the tunnel and onto the field.
Plunge will begin at noon 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.