Special Olympics Polar Plunge

By: John Hundiak - Thu, Nov 25, 2021 7:46 AM

Yes, the Polar Plunge Season is back!  You may ask what is a Polar Plunge?  It is similar to the Ice Bucket Challenge but way COOLER!  It is a fundraiser that has been successfully used over the years to help fund the cost of sending athletes to Special Olympic Games.

Due to COVID restrictions last year was a year of virtual plunging.  This year SOMI (Special Olympics of Michigan) is excited to host in-person plunges to raise funds to send our Special Olympics athletes to local, regional, and statewide tournaments in 2022. This doesn't happen without the amazing support the Knights of Columbus from across the state - so, are you in?

 SOMI is also excited to offer some additional options to raise funds, including:

·     A virtual option, for those not able to make the 30+ locations

·     A Frozen 5K Run/Walk

·     A "Too Chicken To Plunge" option, where you don't plunge but can still raise funds for this great cause.

 No matter which way you help, we want to see all of the Knights being BOLD and getting COLD for our athletes. Over the past year, they have never counted on the Knights more to get back on the field and courts. 

Additional information can be found at:


Just click the link above and a plethora of information will be available to you.

Once your council has conducted your ‘PLUNGE’ activity, please share the experience by sending a me recap of the event (j.hundiak@mikofc.org); write an article and submit it to the State newsletter and Supreme Columbian; and most of all submit a program book to the State for consideration for a State Activity Award.

In the spring, I will be sending out information on two upcoming events:

·         The Law Enforcement Torch Run schedule for the State

·         The International Special Olympics Soccer Championships to be held in Detroit

Please consider these activities for your council and have some fun in your community while raising funds for a very worthwhile cause.

John Hundiak, State Special Olympics Director