People in crazy costumes intentionally jumping into the frigid water with a smile on their face seems crazy, but their hearts stay warm because it's all for a good cause! Companies like Everdry Waterproofing of Greater Grand Rapids aren't letting a pandemic stop them from giving back to the Special Olympics of Michigan during their 11th annual Polar Plunge.
Rob Vansuilichem, co-owner of Everdry Waterproofing, shares his story of why he and his company have been participating in Polar Plunge for the past 11 years, and how they're doing it differently this year during the pandemic.
Due to large gatherings not happening this year due to the pandemic, people have had to get creative on how to dunk themselves into icy waters for the Polar Plunge. Everdry Waterproofing will be hosting an event at Richmond Park with social distancing and COVID-safety measures in place. They will be tubing down the big hill in costumes with a cold splash of water waiting for them at the end.
For those who don't want to jump into freezing temps or water, but would still like to be part of Polar Plunge, joining the Everdry Plungers and make a donation.
Or, participate on your own! Whether you want to do snow angels in your swimsuit, hop into a kiddie tub outside, or a good old fashioned winter water balloon fight, there are plenty of ways to do a virtual Polar Plunge.
Special Olympics helps thousands of people in Michigan and beyond to help those with disabilities. Their mission is to have those with special needs to be included, treated fairly, and justly be part of sports, along with different activities that include them in day to day life where they might not otherwise have it.
Register at plungemi.com before February 28 to participate.