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Michigan lawmakers take the plunge... polar plunge, that is

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Photo courtesy of the Governor's office
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Lt. Gov. Brian Calley takes the polar plunge yesterday outside the Capitol building to raise money for Special Olympics Michigan

Almost 30 Michigan lawmakers jumped into a cold pool yesterday outside of the state's Capitol building. They raised some $20,000 for Special Olympics Michigan. "Proceeds from these plunges help support year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than 20,670 children and adults with intellectual disabilities in Michigan," the Special Olympics Michigan website explains.

After Lt. Governor Brian Calley jumped into the chilly waters  yesterday afternoon, Governor Snyder (@onetoughnerd) tweeted: Who knew @briancalley had such mad hops?

And, just in case you want to see it to believe it, the Michigan Information and Research Service posted this video of many of the lawmakers (many dressed in costumes) taking the plunge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD21baFy9g4