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.
For more information, please visit somi.org
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
Registering your school for the 2016 Polar Plunge is easy! Here is how you can do it.
STEP 1: Start by filling out the online form by clicking the link MASC – MAHS Plunge Commitment Form
Once you have filled out the Plunge Commitment form, we will create your team name and your members can register by completing the steps listed below.
STEP 2: Go to www.firstgiving.com/polarplunge
STEP 3: Choose which Polar Plunge you would like to participate in on the right side panel and click the link
o Click Register
o A Register Now box will pop up. Pull down the number of Participants you will be registering. Click Register
o On the Join a Team page, click the appropriate box. Click Next
o On Registrant 1 fill out entire page and click Next
o On Create a Personal Fundraising Page you can personalize your page by adding your own picture and story. You can opt to set a goal and make a donation to your own page, but that is not required. Click Next
o Click Submit
STEP 4: You can share the plunge page with others in your school to create their own personal page. Make sure they register under the same team name so we can track your entire team’s progress!
STEP 5: Send your plunge page out to family and friends to donate to your cause!
STEP 6: Figure out a wild and fun costume to wear!
STEP 7: Show up on Plunge Day and you will be Freezin’ for a Reason!