To benefit the Special Olympics of Michigan, the Fenton Polar Plunge took place this past Saturday, February 6, at the Fenton Moose Lodge. The event, along with many other additional donations, helped raise close to $65,000 for athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan.
Although the ice was not completely frozen due to the unseasonably warm weather, the Polar Plunge was still deemed a success by Pat Peters. “Once again the community comes through,” Peters said. “There were also a lot of great costumes, and people had a lot of fun.”
Peters also wanted to give special thanks to the Genesee County Sherriff’s Department Dive Team and the Fenton Moose Lodge for all the effort they put into the event.
“The dive team was awesome, as they always are,” Peters added.
Following the Polar Plunge, the Awards and After-Splash Bash began at the Fenton Moose Lodge after the last plunger jumped into the frigid Lake Fenton.
Did you miss this Polar Plunge? No worries! Michigan will be having 29 Polar Plunges during 2016. If you participate in a Polar Plunge, you are helping to raise funds for over 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan.