CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2014) - Dan McDonough and a number of other Planned Property Management employees and residents joined Jimmy Fallon, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and a record crowd at the Polar Plunge on March 3, 2014 to support Special Olympics.
Although the Polar Plunge has grown in popularity in recent years, the record crowd this year is likely due to the Twitter banter that got the Mayor and The Tonight Show host into the water. According to Jen Kramer, president of Special Olympics Chicago, which organized the event, "When Mayor Emanuel announced, we saw a little increase then. And when Fallon committed, that's when we saw the big increase." The crowd of more than 3200 participants was a significant increase over the 2300 participants of last year.
Dan McDonough took the plunge in a penguin costume, which did not offer much warmth. He said of the event, "It's a crazy thing to do, but it's for a good cause. I was happy to see so many of our residents and employees out there, too, doing their part. The plunge doesn't last long, but the party goes all day, and it funds Special Olympics for the entire year. That's what keeps you warm!"
Participation in the Polar Plunge is one of many fun and charitable community events that PPM sponsors with the help of its employees and residents.
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Planned Property Management is dedicated to improving the experience of finding, renting, and living in a great apartment in Chicago. PPM owns and manages 28 buildings including more than 3000 units in some of the most desired neighborhoods in Chicago, such as Gold Coast, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, and Wrigleyville. Live-in, 24-hour maintenance and management offices open 7 days a week ensure current or future residents will always receive a rapid response.