A very cold winter tradition returns to Clark Lake early in 2023–the Polar Plunge.  It will take place Saturday, January 28th, and once again at Eagle Point. As the organizers like to say, there will be “freezin’ for a reason.”  Last year, $54,000 was raised here.  This year, they are going for $60,000.

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 a hole in the ice cut by the Columbia Township Dive Team.

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.  Those who raise more than $100 will get a free lunch.  Drinks & lunch for spectators will be available for purchase.

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

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