Special Olympics Michigan is the 2015-16 Charity of the Year
The mission of Special Olympics Michigan is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Athletes develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy while participating in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship among their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community. The athletes achieve their dreams with the support of caring volunteers, coaches, family members and staff. Donations provide funding for the program.
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One of the best (and most fun) to contribute to Special Olympics Michigan is to nominate your school and yourself to take part in a Polar Plunge! Polar Plunges are known for its zany costumes and courageous participants. After raising funds, these participants dress up in costume and prepare to plunge, ready to jump in and freeze their fur for a good cause. Funds can be raised by collecting pledges from friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. Proceeds from these plunges help support year-round sports training and athletic competition for more nearly 21,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Michigan