MI House Representative Takes A Flying Leap | Community Spirit
It was a cold February day when MI House Representative Lisa Poshumus Lyons took a flying leap into a freezing pool for charity. It was the Legislative Polar Plunge at the Capitol Building in Lansing for Special Olympics Michigan Athletes. About 20 Michigan Legislators, plus Lt. Governor Brian Calley lined up to show their support for Special Olympics Michigan. The second annual Legislative Polar Plunge raised more than $30,000 to benefit children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This Polar Plunge was one of 28 Polar Plunges throughout Michigan from January through this month to benefit Special Olympics Michigan. The two remaining plunges are in Marquette on Saturday, March 16 and Battle Creek on Saturday, March 23.
The Polar Plunges are made possible by the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a group of police officers and corrections personnel committed to raising funds and awareness for SOMI. Proceeds from the Polar Plunge support the year-round sports training and athletic competition for 19,620 children and adults with intellectual disabilities who live in Michigan.Lyons represent the 86th State House District, which includes parts of Kent and Ionia Counties.