Greenville Polar Plunge raises over $70000 for Special Olympics Michigan


Not so when it's for a good cause.

The 2018 Polar Plunge took place outside Texas Roadhouse on Richmond Road in Lexington. The players then gathered to prepare for the 20 degree weather and listen to some words of encouragement from senior director of youth initiatives for Special Olympics D.C., Anthony Sokenu.

Registration is taken at the event, which starts at 9:30 a.m. and the plunge starts at 11 a.m. The best part, though, is that the students do so much to spread the word about what the Special Olympics does for its athletes.

Those fearless enough to run into the icy waters of the river are invited to join the committee and Special Olympics athletes to raise money for Special Olympics by collecting pledges and coming out to plunge.

SAAC co-president Heston Priestley, a senior soccer player, explained that the efforts focused on outreach to each coach, team, and player and encouragement to any potential donors.

"It's a great experience, not only for new people that want to try it out, but especially for people with disabilities", said costume contest judge Zach Herrmann. "I'm proud of our results!"

The Plunge is Saturday, Feb. 24, at Miller Park's lake.