Polar Plunge’s freezin’ for a reason happens Saturday at the Eagle’s Nest.  Once again, plungers will take a leap into Clark Lake’s icy waters to benefit Special Olympics of Michigan.

Here’s what to expect.  At 12:30, plunge check-in opens and the pre-plunge party begins, centered around the Eagle’s Nest Bar & Grill.  At 2 pm, participants will be begin plunging into the lake from the Marina dock.

Will the plungers be jumping through a hole in the ice?  Maybe.  Here’s the Weather Channel forecast as of 9 am, Thursday, January 26.

If ice has formed, the Columbia Township Dive Team will go into action to make way for the action.  This is what it looked like last year.

Dive Team members (in wet suits, of course) will be there to assist jumpers (with a bare minimum of attire) out of the water.  Many wore costumes last winter.  Will it happen again?

Inside the cheerfully warm Eagle’s Nest, awards will be given out.

What did this look like last year?  Here’s the chilling video.

And for many more entertaining photos and stories, please click here. 

Many have signed up for this year’s event.  In addition to others from all walks of life, you’ll see law enforcement represented, including by the Columbia Township Police Department’s Officer Keith Scrumpler.   To reach the Polar Plunge website, please click here. 

The Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Michigan event series is presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.