19th Annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge


The Maryland State Police (MSP) will host the 19th Annual Polar Bear Plunge and PlungeFest on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Md. More than 10,000 warm-hearted plungers from across the state will take a chilly dip into the Chesapeake Bay to raise funds for Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD), which provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports events for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

The Polar Bear Plunge is a time-honored Maryland tradition, celebrating its 19th year in 2015. Registration is now open at www.plungemd.com or by calling 410-242-1515 x503. Participants must raise a minimum of $75 in pledges and will receive a commemorative event sweatshirt and the great feeling of freezing their “fur” off for a truly worthy cause. Those raising more than $75 are eligible for additional incentives, including Plunge gear.

“The men and women of the Maryland State Police are proud to be a part of the team already organizing the next MSP Polar Bear Plunge,” said Maryland State Police Superintendent Colonel Marcus L. Brown. “Our team will not be successful without the help of all those who plunge and support those plunging with generous donations that fund the great work of Special Olympics Maryland. It is not too soon to commit to plunging and to begin raising your support. Whether you have plunged before, or have never felt that
special Plunge thrill, I urge you to join the thousands of others who will help continue this great Maryland tradition in 2015.”

For more information, visit www.plungemd.com.