Participants showcased their creative wordplay skills and spoke their minds in the forms of spoken word, rapping, and poetry. The community enriching event was hosted by Connections for the Homeless, Our House, and The Infant Welfare Society of Evanston.
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.
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!
Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria is looking for excited, enthusiastic individuals to join our family! We are hosting open interviews every Tuesday in June at Lou Malnati’s in River North. We invite you to attend and apply in person:
Please bring proof that you are legally eligible to work in the United States.
Bucktown/Wicker Park, Evanston, Gold Coast, Lawndale, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square/North Center, Lincolnwood, Oak Park, Old Irving/Six Corners, River North, South Loop, West Loop
On Friday, February 19th, managers from our Evanston pizzeria were at Clark Street Beach for the Polar Plunge. Although none of our managers were actually participating in the plunge… they did bring some hot deep dish pizza!
This Polar Plunge was a fundraising effort for the Illinois Special Olympics, and the super plungers jumped into the freezing waters of Lake Michigan every hour on the hour until 2am! There’s no better way to warm up than with a hot slice of deep dish pizza, and the super plungers were glad to have it.