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Polar Plunge Sends Thousands Into 37-Degree Lake For Special Olympics

Al Roker from the Today Show and thousands of others plunged into Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach.

Al Roker takes the Polar Plunge, with Ald. Matt O'Shea (19th) close behind in 2020.
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LINCOLN PARK — Thousands of brave souls plunged into Lake Michigan Sunday morning for the annual Polar Plunge to support the Special Oympics.

While the air temperatures at North Avenue Beach were an unseasonable and friendly 58 degrees, the lake was just 37 degrees.

The NBC Today Show’s Al Roker was among the folks who took a dip. Here’s are some photos from the event.

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