Chicago: Mayor Brandon Johnson To Join 24th Annual Polar Plunge
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CHICAGO ~ Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson will be taking the plunge into Lake Michigan on Sunday, March 3rd, alongside nearly 5,000 other participants for the 24th annual Polar Plunge. This event, which is the largest plunge in the Midwest, raises funds for the Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children's Charities (SOC/SCC) program.

Expressing his excitement for the upcoming event, Mayor Johnson stated, "As we gear up for the 24th annual Polar Plunge, I'm thrilled to plunge into Lake Michigan alongside thousands of participants in support of the Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children's Charities program. This event embodies our city's commitment to inclusivity, empowerment, and community support."

Last year's Polar Plunge was a huge success, raising over $2.1 million and attracting over 4,900 participants – making it the organization's largest plunge to date. The funds raised from this event directly benefit athletes of the SOC/SCC program who reside in Chicago. These proceeds are used to provide year-round activities and events for thousands of athletes throughout the city. Additionally, funds raised from the Chicago Polar Plunge help cover expenses such as transportation to competitions, uniforms, sports equipment, and more.

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Registration for this year's Polar Plunge is currently open at until 5:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 2nd. Walk-up registration will also be available on the day of the event. Participants are asked to raise a minimum of $200 and will receive free parking at Lincoln Park Zoo or a free bus for groups of 20 or more. They will also receive a souvenir t-shirt and towel upon exiting the water and can download their photos from the event for free.

The Chicago Polar Plunge is not only a fun and exciting event but also serves as an important fundraiser for a worthy cause. Mayor Johnson encourages everyone to join in and support the Special Olympics Chicago/Special Children's Charities program by taking the plunge into Lake Michigan.

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