Johnsonville “Sparks the Season” at the Chicago Polar Plunge with Grillmaster for a Day, Brian Urlacher



What do you do when Johnsonville invites you to kick off grilling season at the world’s largest grill while supporting a great cause? You say yes. And to top it off, we got to tailgate the 2017 Chicago Polar Plunge with out  favorite Chicago Bear/grillmaster for a day, Brian Urlacher.

Enrico gets a chance to take a selfie with Brian Urlacher

It could not get more Chicago than this- the cold never stands in the way of purpose or brats. We joined Johnsonville and thousand of fearless (and creative) Chicagoans at North Avenue Beach to witness the Polar Plunge. In its 17th year in our city, the event raises funds for the Chicago chapter of Special Olympics.

Participants received a warm reception!

It was truly inspiring to see so many individuals by themselves, or in teams willing to endure a bone-chilling experience to support the charity’s mission.


Shivering plungers were warmed up with towels, and of course, Johnsonville brats fresh off the burners of the Big Taste Grill, a 20-foot tall, 65-foot long grill which cooks 2500 brats per hour!


The brats were delicious. It reminded us it is time to grill.  A grilling tip from Urlacher: “Go low and slow”.


This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnsonville. The opinions and text are all mine.