State legislators took a plunge on Thursday to help Special Olympics. The Special Olympics Michigan's 2014 Legislative Polar Plunge was held at the state Capitol in Lansing and Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley (pictured) was among the participants who braved the frigid temps and jumped into a pool of freezing water constructed on the lawn. According to the organization, the annual events help raise funds for more than 19,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan, a year-round program offering sports for those with intellectual disabilities. For more information, visit

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