Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley takes the Polar Plunge on March 1, 2018.

Michigan Legislators, along with Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley, plunged into an icy pool in front of the Capitol steps in Lansing on Thursday, March 1 as part of the seventh annual Michigan Law Enforcement Legislative Polar Plunge.

This one of a kind event at the Capitol provided plenty of funny moments and great photo and video opportunities for spectators and plungers alike, while helping raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) athletes in the process. The Legislative Polar Plunge raised more than $30,000 and has brought in $200,000 for SOMI athletes over the last seven years.

2018 Legislative Polar Plunge participants included:

• Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley

• Representative Tommy Brann (77th District - Byron Twp. & Wyoming)

• Representative Tom Cochran (67th District - Mason)

• Representative Jim Ellison (26th District - Madison Heights & Royal Oak)

• Representative Roger Hauck (99th District - Isabella & Midland Counties)

• Senator Curtis Hertel Jr. (23rd District - East Lansing)

• Representative Kevin Hertel (18th District - Eastpointe, St. Clair Shores, Grosse Pointe Shores)

• Representative Brandt Iden (61st District - Oshtemo Township)

• Senator Rick Jones (24th District - Grand Ledge)

• Representative Klint Kesto (39th District - Commerce Township)

• Representative Frank Liberati (13th District - Allen Park)

• Representative Leslie Love (10th District - Redford Charter Twp. & Detroit)

• Representative Peter Lucido (36th District - Shelby Township)

• Representative Jeff Noble (20th District - Northville, Plymouth & Canton)

Three Sergeant at Arms for the Michigan Senate Police also took the Plunge:

• Sergeant Gary Masseau

• Sergeant David Blackman

• Sergeant Philip Nardone

The Legislative Polar Plunge is one of 28 Polar Plunges taking place across Michigan in 2018. The Polar Plunge series is known for its zany costumes and courageous participants. After raising funds, these participants dress up in costume and prepare to plunge, ready to jump in and freeze their fur for a good cause. Funds can be raised by collecting pledges from friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. For more info, and to register for the remaining plunges, visit PlungeMI.com.