Anne Arundel students didn't participate in the regularly scheduled Cool School plunge because of exams and then weather conditions caused Friday's festivities to be canceled.
Special Olympics Maryland
Monday, February 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
The 17th annual plunge where participants run into the chilly Chesapeake Bay will take place on Jan. 26, 2013, at Sandy Point State Park.
Before you know it, 2013 will be here and so will the annual Maryland State Police (MSP) Polar Bear Plunge. Each year, thousands take a quick dip in the Chesapeake Bay to raise funds for Special Olympics Maryland. The Plungefest, which is open to the public, is set for Jan. 26, 2013, at Sandy Point State Park. Frigid Friday for participating schools will take place the day before the Plungefest. To participate in the plunge, you must collect a minimum of $50 in pledges—and if you're younger than 18, you must have a parent or guardian's written consent. It's still early but more than $200,000 has already been raised for Special Olympics Maryland to date, according to the event's website that also has a running countdown until the event. …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The torch made the trip from Glen Burnie to Annapolis on Tuesday.
Dozens of Anne Arundel County police officers carried the Special Olympics torch from Glen Burnie to Annapolis on Tuesday. The event was part of the 2012 Law Enforcement Torch Run, which area law enforcement agencies participate in each year. Anne Arundel County officers purchased the blue T-shirts shown in the picture to help raise money for Special Olympics Maryland athletes for the approaching summer games. The torch will be delivered to Towson University for the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics Maryland Summer Games, scheduled for Friday. For more information about Special Olympics Maryland and the 2012 Summer Games, visit www.somd.org.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Promotional photos will be shot this week at Sandy Point State Park and registration is now open for the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge on Jan. 28, 2012.
Members of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies will take a "practice plunge" in the Chesapeake Bay at Sandy Point State Park this week. The plunge will be photographed to create a promotional poster for the upcoming Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge to be held Jan. 28, 2012. The poster will be distributed to local businesses, retail outlets and law enforcement and correctional agencies to recruit people to sign up for the plunge that raises money for Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD). About 140 people will take part Wednesday morning in the photo that will depict uniformed law enforcement and correctional officers standing waist-deep in the water with uniforms on, according to a release from SOMD. The group to be …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Special Olympics Maryland and the park service seek 100 volunteers on Saturday to assist with the cleanup of debris from last month's storms.
Weeks after debris started washing up on the shores of the Broadneck peninsula, Sandy Point State Park seeks the help of volunteers to clean up the beach on Saturday. Heavy rainfall from tropical storms last month led to the opening of floodgates on the Conowingo Dam, which spans the Susquehanna River at the top of the bay near the Maryland-Pennsylvania border. The action sent debris backed up by the dam floating down the bay and littering the shores of many communities in the Broadneck area, including Cape St. Claire and Shore Acres. The impact was so significant that Anne Arundel County offered dumpsters to communities on the water. The cleanup effort at Sandy Point, coordinated by Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) and the Maryland Park …
Saturday, January 29, 2011
The Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park draws thousands.
Despite the chilly weather, participants happily embraced the cold for the Maryland State Police sponsored Polar Bear Plunge, now in its 15th consecutive year to support Special Olympics Maryland. Mickey Cucchiella of Baltimore's 98Rock morning show, an event sponsor, told the crowd that the energy of the crowd would warm them up. “It’s unbelievable how this has grown to an event this size in the five years I’ve been doing it," Cucchiella said. This year an estimated 12,000 plungers were expected to have participated, with another 13,000 attending the festivities. There were two plunges today [Jan. 29]—the first at 1 p.m., the second at 3 p.m. Because the event has grown so much over the years, organizers also scheduled a pre-plunge event …