2015 Polar Plunge
The Sylvan Lake Polar Plunge was held February 28th at the Sylvan Lake Community Center, which is a Law Enforcement Torch Run event and benefits the Special Olympics. The Sylvan Lake Police Department collected over $27,000 in donations in 2015 and had around 110 participates.
2014 Polar Plunge
Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) event. LETR is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. LETR consists of officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections who raise funds and create awareness for SOMI year round.
The annual Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) Polar Plunge series is known for its zany costumes and courageous participants. After raising funds, these participants dress up in costume and prepare to plunge, ready to jump in and freeze their fur for a good cause. Funds can be raised by collecting donations from friends, family, co-workers and neighbors.
Proceeds from these plunges help supports year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than 19,600 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Michigan.
The Sylvan Lake Police Department collected over $12,000 in donations in 2014 and had around 55 participates.