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Thick-skinned thrill seekers from across Illinois – including 4 from Bloomington-Normal – will brave the frigid Lake Michigan water at the 7th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run SUPER Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. The SUPER Plunge, where Some Unbelievable Plungers Enter Repeatedly, will kick-off the 2012 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge season, with 20 more plunges around the state, as well as directly support the Special Olympics athletes who compete in more than 175 sporting events throughout the year free of charge. 

The special league of 30 plungers, including law enforcement officials, Special Olympics representatives and others, will begin jumping into the lake at Northwestern University’s North Beach in Evanston at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. The very cold but determined plunging elite will continue immersing themselves in the icy water once an hour for 24 hours until 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25.


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