Young or Old, Come BEAR the Cold!
January 24-26th, 2019 


Are you brave enough to #BearTheCold?

Join us at Sandy Point State Park, where more than 10,000 Plungers brave the frozen Chesapeake Bay in support of the 7,782 Special Olympics Maryland athletes who train and compete free of charge throughout the state year-round.

Between Pee Wee, Cool Schools, Corporate, and Police… there’s a Plunge for everyone! Don’t miss out on a day of fun: food & drinks, live music, entertainment, activities for all ages… and plunging into the Chesapeake Bay! Young or old, come BEAR the cold for Special Olympics Maryland!

The MSP Polar Bear Plunge is a fundraising event in which individuals pledge $75 or more for the privilege of plunging into the Chesapeake Bay in January in support of 7,782 athletes around Maryland.

Plunge Name Date
Cool Schools Plunge Register Thursday, January 24
Police Plunge Register Friday, January 25
Corporate Plunge Register Friday, January 25
Polar Bear Plunge Register Saturday, January 26
Pee Wee & Family Plunge Register Saturday, January 26
Super Plunge Register Friday, January 18
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The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for persons two years of age and older with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

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