It was another star-studded affair at Chicago’s Polar Plunge. The annual event raises money for the Special Olympics, last year they took in $1 million. You may remember Mayor Rahm Emanuel and The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon diving into the frigid waters.
This year, Vince Vaughn was on the schedule to be the celebrity plunger, but surprise guest Lady Gaga and fiance Taylor Kinney showed up to take the dive as well. Together they helped the crowd raise more than $1 million dollars for the Special Olympics.
Patrick Elwood was on hand reporting for WGN News. Let’s go to the video!
And some photos from the day….