DEARBORN - Jeff Miller, Manufacturing BIT, took a Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 9, to raise money for the Special Olympics.
Miller commented that Saturday was a beautiful day to jump in a frozen lake. The weather was a balmy 27 degrees with light winds and plenty of sunshine. The water was a bit warmer than the air…probably about 32.5 degrees.
“It was a great day for a swim. I didn’t stay in very long because I forgot my sunscreen, ” he joked.
Miller was among 150 folks who jumped in Bellville Lake for a good cause. The event raised $36,000 overall.
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 Special Olympics of Michigan (SOMI) year round.
By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state, participants help to raise funds for over 19,000 athletes who participate in SOMI.
SOMI is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports is the "vehicle," the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities.
Miller was moved by the support of his colleagues and thanks everyone who donated to the Special Olympics through his Polar Plunge. Because of your generosity, he was able to raise $680 to help the 19,000+ athletes here in Michigan. Thank you!!!