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: Jussie Smollett Trial: Defense Attorney Calls For Mistrial And Accuses Judge Of Lunging At Her; Judge Denies Claims And Motion
“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.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Disturbance Brings Chance Of Rain-Snow Mix To Our North Overnight
“We really think it would be one of our best years, if not the best,” she said.