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.
“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.
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.