Rep. Liberati Takes Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

State representative and staff raise money for charity
Friday, March 6, 2015
State Representative Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) jumps into a pool in sub-freezing temperatures in front of the state Capitol as a part of the Special Olympics Michigan’s fourth annual Legislative Polar Plunge on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

LANSING – State Representative Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) participated in the Special Olympics Michigan’s fourth annual Legislative Polar Plunge. Despite the frigid weather, more than 50 legislators and staff participated in the event, which raised more than $40,000 for Special Olympics athletes.

“I was very happy to take the plunge for Special Olympics Michigan,” Liberati said. “They are a fantastic organization that helps ensure all individuals are able to play and have fun. I am very appreciate of my friends and family who helped sponsor my Plunge efforts. Their generosity and my cold jump help ensure that Special Olympics can provide year-round trainings and competitions to more than 21,000 children and adult athletes.”

Joining Rep. Liberati in taking the plunge were his two staff members, Travis Greer and Zoe Ahlstrom. The two promised to jump only if the Liberati met his fundraising goal of $500, which was met and exceeded.

“This was an exciting event to be a part of,” Liberati said. “Despite our differences and the single-digit wind chill, leaders in Lansing were able to come together and help make a positive impact on the lives of Special Olympics athletes and their families across all of Michigan.”