If you make a Twitter bet with Jimmy Fallon, you betta be ready to follow through with it! After a Twitter exchange with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a challenge was extended and an agreement was made: If Emanuel appeared on Fallon’s new (and fabulous) late-night show, Fallon would participate in the “Polar Plunge” in Lake Michigan.
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) February 24, 2014
The event isn’t just for crazies to jump into freezing cold water, it’s also a huge charity fundraiser. The annual event raised over $1 million for the Special Olympics! Fallon opened up about the event, saying, “This is so unbelievable. Special Olympics has raised a record amount, so it’s good to be making history. Chicago and New York have a lot in common. It’s the spirit.”
The Special Olympics is doing tremendous work helping those with disabilities transform their lives through the power of sports. The org is massive, and includes 4.2 million athletes in 170 countries! Def take action below and learn about how you can find a “Polar Plunge” in your own city!
Through sports, Special Olympics is building communities of acceptance and inclusion for all people. Follow 'em!
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