The 17th Annual Maryland Polar Bear Plunge will take place tomorrow at Sandy Point State Park.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Kym Byrnes
Friday, January 25
Some people just write a check. Others prefer to plunge into the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay in January to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics of Maryland. Carroll County will be well represented at Saturday's 17th Annual MSP Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. Rachel Dembeck, 28, of Sykesville is participating in her 11th Polar Bear Plunge event this year. She said she participates in the event because she works with kids in special education programs at Cedar Lane School in Howard County. "We all take the plunge for these great kids in and around the special ed programs," Dembeck told Patch. Her current team, "PolarBearies" was formed in 2008 and she said the team of 25 plungers rents a bus each …
The 17th annual plunge where participants run into the chilly Chesapeake Bay will take place on Jan. 26, 2013, at Sandy Point State Park.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
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. …