LANSING—State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, reported that the Michigan Special Olympics is planning a special legislative “Polar Plunge”. The event is held annually across the state to raise money for the athletes to participate in the summer and winter games.
Last year, Jones was the only legislator to participate in the event. Jones has served as a volunteer for the summer games many times.
The Michigan Special Olympics plans to place a pool in front of the Capitol so that legislators can easily participate in the plunge. The tentative date for the event is Thursday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m.
“This year, it would be great to see more members from both parties support the athletes,” said Jones. “Seeing as how the event is in her district, I fully expect Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer to participate in the event and would be happy to offer her some tips on her inaugural plunge.”