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Plan a Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

If jumping into the chilly waters of an above-ground swimming pool surrounded by friends and local police officers isn’t on your short list of fun things to do this month, perhaps you could be enticed if there were local brews thrown into the mix. OK, how about if it was for a good cause?

Michigan law enforcement and corrections officers are set to host a Polar Plunge Feb. 11 at Bell’s Beer Garden, 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave., to raise money for Michigan Special Olympics. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m., the plunge at 10:30 a.m., and the After Splash Bash immediately after the plunge.

If acts of hubris are not your cup of tea, cheer those polar plungers on and help raise money for more than 23,000 Special Olympic athletes across the state. The event is free, but attendees are encouraged to sponsor a brave plunger.

For more information or to donate, visit or call (616) 583-1202.