Super Grizzly Dip Planned for Feb. 15 at UM

January 23, 2014

MISSOULA – The 15th annual Super Grizzly Dip will take place at the University of Montana Oval at noon Saturday, Feb. 15. The fun event benefits local Special Olympics athletes, many of whom will participate in the plunge.

Registration check-in starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Oval. The Pre-Plunge Party begins at 11:30 a.m., and the plunge kicks off at noon.

The event is open to all. Those who choose not to plunge still can be a part of the fun. Simply register as a “chicken” and raise pledges and receive incentives just like a regular plunger.

To register or for more information, visit http://www.somt.org/events/plunge. Participants are encouraged to collect tax-deductible pledges from friends and family. There is a $100 donation minimum per plunger. UM students with a valid Griz Card can plunge for $50. Checks should be made to Special Olympics.

The Super Grizzly Dip primarily is organized, promoted and conducted by law enforcement through their affiliation with Law Enforcement Torch Run® to benefit Special Olympics Montana. Neptune Aviation Servicesis the premier sponsor for this event. Year-round sponsors include the Montana Police Protective Association as the Premier Law Enforcement sponsor and Town Pump as the Premium Mission Sponsor. Their partnerships have ensured the success of the plunge for many years.

More than 2,000 athletes from 65 Montana communities participate in local, area and state sports competitions that train athletes for life and build communities of acceptance, respect and inclusion. As a volunteer-driven movement, nearly 4,000 Montanans help organize and host local-, area- and state-level competitions and other program services. As a year-round program, there is no off season. Five Valley’s Area Special Olympics takes a particular interest in providing opportunities to these athletes on a local level. 

As a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit organization, Special Olympics Montana is funded primarily through the generosity of individuals, organizations and businesses across the state.  Public support is essential. For more information call Jason Johnson at 406-531-0304.

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Contact: Jennifer Zellmer-Cuaresma, athletic academic adviser, UM Athletic Academic Services, 406-243-2600, jennifer.zellmerc@mso.umt.edu.