CHICAGO (CBS) — Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps has been invited to take the Polar Plunge in Chicago next year.
Special Olympics Chicago executive director Susan Nicholl said the organization sent Phelps a tweet hoping to catch his attention.READ MORE: LIVE UPDATES: 130 Homes Damaged In Tornado In West, Southwest Suburbs As Dangerous Storms Hit Chicago Area Sunday Night
“It’s the way that we invited Vince Vaughn,” she said. “It’s the way that we kind of recruited the Chicago Fire and Chicago PD cast and crew to come out.”
Eventually, Special Olympics Chicago will send a more formal invitation through Phelps’ management but for now is putting it in the hands of fans.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Second Sunday Night Tornado Confirmed; Cool And Clear Monday Night
Nicholl said if Phelps does take the plunge, it very possibly could bring out record crowds to watch.
“We really think it would be one of our best years, if not the best,” she said.