On one of the coldest days of the year so far, thousands of people traveled to Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis to sprint into the frigid water for the annual Polar Bear Plunge. The event, sponsored by Maryland State Police, raises millions of dollars each year to support Special Olympics Maryland. Now in its 27th year, the event continues to grow. As of Saturday afternoon, more than $3.4 million dollars had been raised already for the 2023 Plunge Fest. Fundraising continues until March 4, said Kira Northrop, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for Special Olympics Maryland. The group’s goal is to hit $3.5 million by that deadline.
Take the plunge: Gov. Moore joins thousands of supporters at annual Polar Bear Plunge
February 6, 2023