On Friday, February 17th, our Evanston pizzeria helped kick off the 2017 Polar Plunge season with the SUPER Plunge at Clark Street Beach.
The event was the first of 22 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunges that benefit Special Olympics Illinois. These events make up the largest fundraising vehicle for the Special Olympics of Illinois, and proceeds benefit athletes all over the state.
As the name indicates, this is one chilly event…
The nearly 60 SUPER Plungers began jumping into Lake Michigan at 2pm, and they did it again every hour until 1pm on Saturday, February 18th. That’s 24 times for those of you counting at home!
In between jumps, the SUPER Plungers warmed up with slices of our deep dish pizza. If there’s any consolation for jumping into Lake Michigan in the middle of February…it’s Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza!