Jimmy Fallon Accepts Rahm's Polar Plunge Challenge

By DNAinfo Staff on February 24, 2014 11:46am 

 Mayor Rahm Emanuel offers a wet suit to "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon to entice him to participate in the March 2 Polar Plunge.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel offers a wet suit to "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon to entice him to participate in the March 2 Polar Plunge.
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THE LOOP — Jimmy Fallon says he'll be "Swimmy Fallon" this weekend, taking up Rahm Emanuel's challenge to jump in Lake Michigan as part of a Polar Plunge fundraiser.

"Okay @RahmEmanuel I'm in. Lake Michigan will have a New York fish this weekend #SwimmyFallon," Fallon tweeted Monday.

He followed up with a tweet telling Chicago he'll be wearing a suit and tie for his dip. "Show solidarity by wearing a necktie," he added.

Emanuel replied on Twitter: "Excited to have you @JimmyFallon! A little advice from a city that knows how to handle winter: leave the suit at home."

The mayor and Fallon have been exchanging tweets leading up to the weekend plunge, with the mayor showing off a wet suit that "The Tonight Show" host could wear.

Last year, the 13th Annual Polar Plunge sent 2,500 Chicagoans into Lake Michigan while temperatures were 23 degrees. This year's edition will be March 2 at North Avenue Beach.

The mayor will be participating. Last summer, he pledged to participate if kids read 2 million books under the city's Summer Learning Challenge. About 2.1 million books were read during the challenge, sending the mayor into the lake.

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