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State legislators take the plunge for a good cause

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Posted at 5:37 AM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 05:37:55-05

LANSING, Mich. — The Special Olympics Capitol Polar Plunge took place on Thursday.

This annual event is held to raise funds to benefit the Michigan Special Olympics.

This is the 9th year that legislatures have participated in the plunge at the State Capitol.

The event is always held in February according to a spokesperson from the Capitol Polar Plunge group.

Each person that jumped raised money and we were told that Sen. Hertel was the biggest fundraiser.

He raised more than $2000 as part of the $30,000 total money raised.

There were 60 plungers which included legislators, staff and members of the state departments.

Jumpers included:

Sen. Curtis Hertel Jr
Sen. Marshall Bullock
Sen. Adam Hollier
Sen. Slyvia Santana
Rep. Frank Liberati
Rep. Jim Haadsma
Rep. Kevin Hertel
Rep. Leslie Love
Rep. Jeff Yaroch
Rep. tommy Brann
Rep. Mike Mueller
Rep. Luke Meerman

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