Sunday, April 12, 2015

Brian Calley Takes Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Brian Calley
Pol Light #118 happened on March 5, 2015, when Brian Calley took the Legislative Polar Plunge at the State of Michigan Capital. Brian Calley has served as the Lt. Governor of Michigan since 2011. He was elected in 2014 to a second term expiring in 2018.

The Legislative Polar Plunge is one of 29 Polar Plunges in 2015 sponsored by the Law Enforcement Torch Run event that raises funds for the Special Olympics of Michigan. 2015 was the fourth year that Brian Calley participated in this fundraiser. It is a charity near to his heart since his daughter Reagan has autism. In 2015 the Legislative Polar Plunge raised almost $15,000.

The Special Olympics of Michigan reports that, "By participating in a Polar Plunge around the state you are helping to raise funds for over 21,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan is a year round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. Although sports are the 'vehicle', the ultimate goal of Special Olympics is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate and receive respect as members of their communities (First Giving, Legislative Polar Plunge, 2015)."

Here is a video of Brian Calley and Michigan legislators taking the Polar Plunge in 2015.

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Photo: The photo of Brian Calley is in the Public Domain.