Jimmy Fallon Takes the "Polar Plunge" for Chicago's Special Olympics

Posted Sunday March 2, 2014 2:30 PM GMT

It's been a brutal winter for most of the U.S., but that didn't stop Jimmy Fallon from taking a dip in Lake Michigan for a good cause on Sunday (March 2).

With water temps at around 32 degrees and the air at 10 degrees Fahrenheit, the "Tonight Show" host took the Polar Plunge to benefit Chicago's Special Olympics.

When the "SNL" alum asked Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to be a guest on the show, he agreed only if Jimmy would take the Plunge.

After emerging from the frigid waters, he tweeted, "Officially PLUNGED!!!!! Thank you Chicago!!! Thank you Mayor. #polarplunge #coldneverbotheredmeanyway #frozen."

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