Thousands conquered the frigid Lake Michigan water Sunday to join in the fifteenth Annual Chicago Polar Plunge, which got an enormous prominence support by an extraordinary nearby performing artist and an astonishment appearance by a gigantic pop star.
Vince Vaughn, focus in Blackhawks pullover, participates in the Chicago Polar Plunge at North Avenue Beach on Sunday, March 1, 2015 in Chicago.
It was a Polar Plunge for the history books, in a larger number of courses than one.
Not just did a record number of plungers bounce into the solidifying lake Michigan water, yet some enormous name famous people appeared, some without cautioning.
Wearing a Chicago Fire Department shirt, pop star Lady Gaga took the polar dive. She was dropped in the solidifying 32-degree Lake Michigan water while on the shoulders of her life partner Taylor Kinney.
Minutes prior, complete with a live sack channel execution, Chicago region local Vince Vaughn took the dive wearing a Chicago Blackhawks sweater. Vaughn said the mettle and commitment of the competitors in the Special Olympics is the thing that prompted his choice to take part in the Polar Plunge. His new satire, “Unfinished Business,” is out on March 6.
Some zone legislators appeared, including State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez and mayoral competitor Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.
The Polar Plunge includes courageous souls going into Lake Michigan, in spite of the solidifying temperatures inside the water, and underneath solidifying outside.
“It was chilly, I’m not going to mislead anybody, however it was fun,” said Tammy Jenson.
Returns raised give year-round exercises and occasions to about 5,000 competitors with extraordinary needs.
“We know Chicago is a city of heart you could feel that heart beating today,” said Special Olympics Chicago President Casey Hogan.
With such an incredible turnout, coordinators are energized for what one year from now could bring.