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MSP encouraging community members to “Be Bold, Get Cold” for polar plunge

ALPENA, Mich. — The Law Enforcement Polar Plunge is right around the corner and it’s not too late for you to sign up and take the jump.

The plunge is next Saturday the at the Sand Bar in Alpena. The goal of the event is to raise as much money as possible to donate to the Special Olympics. This year’s goal is $25,000. Trooper Ashley Simpson of the Michigan State Police says,

“To participate in the Polar Plunge, there is a $75 registration fee that gives you a chance to earn the commemorative shirt for each year. It’s specifically made for those people who take the plunge or who raise the money to take the plunge.”

To help raise funds, some community members are even teaming up with friends and coworkers to liven up the experience and add some friendly competition. Wolverine State Credit Union has put a team together to take the jump. CEO Nick Montie, says he’s happy his team is taking making the plunge.

“It’s a way for us to get involved in the community. We have a team of six jumping. So far we’ve raised $400. If you’re thinking about jumping yourself, or if you’re thinking about donating to one of our team members, go to the Alpena Polar Plunge website, and find team Wolverine State Credit Union.”

There are plenty of activities to participate in even if you are not taking the jump. There will be raffles, a buffet style breakfast, and a selection of other food items for a separate cost. If you want to register early, Google search Alpena Polar Plunge 2020, or you can sign in the day of the event at the Sand Bar.