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MARQUETTE COUNTY– Sunday’s Michigan Law Enforcement Polar Plunge is benefitting Special Olympics Michigan.
“We are the largest grassroots fundraiser for Special Olympics in the world,” said Carla White, Polar Plunge coordinator. “The Law Enforcement Torch Run is so the plus side with this event 50-percent of what we raise here in Marquette County stays here for our local athletes.”
Proceeds will go towards things like travel, lodging and uniforms for the athletes.
“The families never have to pay anything for people to participate in Special Olympics,” said White. “If we can raise as much money as we can, we can get more and more people involved in Special Olympics. It changes lives and not just for the Special Olympics athletes but the people who volunteer too.”
This year is a little different. For the first time, it will be held at The UP North Lodge in Gwinn.
“Jumping into a pool this year is different for us but we’re going to dye the water green,” said White. “Try to make it festive for the day being St. Patty’s Day.”
Local 3 is once again taking the plunge this year. If you’d like to donate to our fundraising page, click here.