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GB Unified Announces Virtual 2021 Polar Plunge!

Last year, Grand Blanc Community Schools raised over $8,000 for our Area 13 Special Olympics Polar Plunge!

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Our Grand Blanc athletes, parents, coaches, and volunteers are so grateful to our GBCS family for their ongoing support of our GB Special Olympics program! Everyone involved is truly FREEZIN' for a REASON!!!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Michigan’s beloved cold water challenge fundraiser is shifting to an all-virtual event for the 2021 season.

But just because the format has changed, doesn’t mean the excitement, fun, or importance of the event has to be altered!!!

So, what exactly is a “virtual” Polar Plunge?

Here’s what is the SAME: 

Register online: Click here for our GRAND BLANC BOLD AND COLD SQUAD team.

Click here for a video with help and instructions.


Raise money for Special Olympics Michigan’s life-changing programs

Earn cool swag –

Raise at least $100 to receive a free 2021 Polar Plunge crewneck sweatshirt

  • Raise more than that and earn additional Polar Plunge swag including blankets, bags, and coats
  • Raise the most for our GB BOLD AND COLD SQUAD and you’ll get to showcase our GOLDEN PLUNGER at your building! 


Here’s what is DIFFERENT: 

YOU will decide your cold-weather challenge between January and February 28th - be bold and get cold!

  • Get as creative as you want AND most importantly have fun with it! 
  • Check out this SOMI video link for ideas!
  • GBHS Unified Champions are making snowmen and posing with LIVE UNIFIED t-shirts!
  • Brendel Bulldogs are participating in the Frozen 5k

The possibilities are endless, but the fun has just started!!! 

Participants can also sign up for the first-ever Frozen 5K!

sign up • choose a course • send us your times when you're done

We'll send you your choice of a Sport-Tek or heather cotton long sleeve shirt!


Make sure to submit your Virtual Plunge Photos to by February 28th!



Joan Robertson, GBCS Special Olympics/Unified Coordinator at GBHS: 810.964.1910

Phil Pickard, Grand Blanc BOLD AND COLD SQUAD Captain at Brendel Elementary: 810.591.6333


Please feel free to share this link on social media or email and with family and friends!

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