Tag: Polar Bear Plunge

Davidsonville Green Expo (March 14th) seeking exhibitors

Davidsonville Green Expo (March 14th) seeking exhibitors

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Preparations are underway for the Sixth Annual Davidsonville Green Expo scheduled for Saturday, March 14 at Davidsonville Elementary School.  Sponsored by the Davidsonville Area Civic Association (DACA), this annual event brings together businesses and non-profits to help increase awareness about environmental issues. Currently, DACA is seeking exhibitors who offer sustainable choices or information about reducing […]

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3rd Annual WRNR Holistic Health Fair seeks vendors

3rd Annual WRNR Holistic Health Fair seeks vendors

| February 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 3rd Annual WRNR Holistic Health Fair is taking place Saturday, March 21st at the Loews Annapolis Hotel. This event showcases holistic health practitioners, products, counseling, educational information, mind/body/spirit modalities, lectures, workshops, alternative complementary therapies, services and demos. There is also organic food and drink, live music, and more. If your business would like to participate, please […]

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More than 5000 take the plunge for Special Olympics (PHOTOS)

More than 5000 take the plunge for Special Olympics (PHOTOS)

| January 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

…the land of the free and the home of the brave……… And with that 5000 seemingly sane people ran toward the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay yesterday afternoon at 1pm.  Some sort of religious ritual? Nope! Cult? Nope! A great cause? BINGO! It was the 19th annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge to […]

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Freeze your buns this weekend

Freeze your buns this weekend

| January 12, 2015 | 1 Comment

The week before the Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge is always the time to freeze your bun off!  This year is no exception with the Freeze Your Buns Run scheduled for January 17th at Anne Arundel Community College. WHAT:  The Freeze Your Buns 5K Walk/Run, presented by Anne Arundel Community College Department of Public Safety […]

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How to survive a Polar Bear Plunge

How to survive a Polar Bear Plunge

| January 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

It takes some nerve to jump into the Chesapeake Bay in the middle of winter. But we do it. For 19 years now at the Polar Bear Plunge to support Maryland Special Olympics. The organizing team of the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics is reminding all those participating in or visiting […]

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MSP Polar Bear Re-Plunge a success

MSP Polar Bear Re-Plunge a success

| March 8, 2014 | 2 Comments

It may not have happened on January 25th, but it sure did on March 8th!  The 18th Annual MSP Polar Bear Plunge went off without a hitch–a little less attended, but a success all the same. As of this writing, organizers had raised nearly $1.75 million to support the programs of Special Olympics Maryland. We […]

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MSP Polar Bear Plunge to happen on warmest day of week

MSP Polar Bear Plunge to happen on warmest day of week

| March 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Another snowstorm and record-setting cold will seem a distant memory on the Polar Bear Plunge make-up day this weekend, predicted to be the warmest day of the week. The 2014 Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics has been rescheduled for this Saturday, March 8, 2014, at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. […]

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Plunge Is On For March 8th

Plunge Is On For March 8th

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Special Olympics Maryland, Maryland State Police and the Sandy Point Park Service are happy to announce that the 18th Annual MSP Polar Bear Plunge has been successfully rescheduled for March 8th, 2014 at Sandy Point State Park. It will be a Plunge Only environment with a PeeWee/Family Plunge at 11am and open plunges at noon, 1pm and […]

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Plunge Cancelled

Plunge Cancelled

| January 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story indicated the PlungeFest was still on. In fact, it has been canceled as well. Sorry for the confusion. In all events that we conduct, the health and safety of all involved are at the center of all important decisions related to continuing or canceling all or a portion […]

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Baby It’s Cold: Surviving The Polar Bear Plunge

Baby It’s Cold: Surviving The Polar Bear Plunge

| January 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The organizing team of the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics is reminding all those participating in or visiting the event tomorrow that their safety is a top priority and it is vital to heed safety precautions. Conditions for tomorrow’s 18th annual Plunge are not the coldest they have been, but the […]

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Time To Get Your Plunge On

Time To Get Your Plunge On

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Maryland State Police (MSP) will host the 18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge and PlungeFest on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Md. More than 10,000 from across the state will plunge into the Chesapeake Bay for a chilly dip to benefit Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD), which provides year-round sports […]

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More Plunge Pictures

More Plunge Pictures

| January 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

But the plunge was more than just freezing in the Chesapeake Bay!  There were plenty of opportunities to party the day away in the “Ice Lodge” presented by Rams Head On Stage.

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Plungers Brave The Frigid Waters Of The Chesapeake Bay

Plungers Brave The Frigid Waters Of The Chesapeake Bay

| January 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

This afternoon, thousands of people took to the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay mark the 17th Anniversary of the Maryland State Police Polar Bear plunge to benefit Special Olympics  Maryland. The multi-day event culminated this afternoon with two plunges, appearances by the Ravens Cheerleaders, and some incredible music brought to you by Rams Head On […]

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Less Than A Week To Get Your Polar Bear Plunge On

Less Than A Week To Get Your Polar Bear Plunge On

| January 21, 2013 | 1 Comment

NOTE: Please share this video and information with your friends on Facebook and your followers on Twitter–you can make a difference! Will you be plunging this year along with thousands of others on the 26th? If not, will you be cheering on and helping to support the Special Olympics Maryland as thousands of people plunge […]

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Tom Waite Appointed Development Director At MD Therapeutic Riding

Tom Waite Appointed Development Director At MD Therapeutic Riding

| July 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Tom Waite, previously COO of Special Olympics, has joined Maryland Therapeutic Riding as  Development Director. He will spearhead development efforts including fundraising strategies, annual campaigns, major gifts, and special events. MTR was designated Non-Profit of the Year in 2011 by the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce. Executive Director, Marilyn Baker says, “We […]

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Montessori International Wins Top Honors At MSP Polar Bear Plunge

Montessori International Wins Top Honors At MSP Polar Bear Plunge

| April 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

This past January, Montessori International Children’s House (Team MICH) in Annapolis withstood the rigors of a cold Chesapeake Bay to participate in the 2012 MSP Polar Bear Plunge. They were rewarded for their efforts by being the 2012 Top Polar Bear Plunge Cool School Team in the Private school division for their fundraising efforts, raising […]

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Montessori Plunges

Montessori Plunges

| February 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

For the fourth year students, parents, staff, and alumni from Montessori International Children’s House (MICH) took the plunge to support the Special Olympics in Maryland at last Saturday’s Polar Bear Plunge. To date, Team MICH has raised over $9,000 for Special Olympics. Colette Tettemer, Team MICH Captain, explained that this “worthy event is a win-win […]

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Help The Bay At Tax Time

Help The Bay At Tax Time

| February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Chesapeake Bay Trust relies on the generosity of citizens all across Maryland to ensure we can continue our efforts to keep the Bay clean. Therefore, financial contributions of any amount are always welcomed and encouraged. Marylanders have an opportunity to support the Chesapeake Bay Trust through their Maryland state income tax return by making […]

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VIDEO: Polar Bear Plunge 2012

VIDEO: Polar Bear Plunge 2012

| January 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Photos alone can’t adequately convey the electricity and excitement of the MSP Polar Bear Plunge.  Here, you can experience the sights and the sounds–and the screams of “pain” as more than 14,000 people take a dip into the chilly Chesapeake Bay.  The event, sponsored by the Maryland State Police is a fundraiser for Special Olympics […]

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More Polar Bear Plunge Photos

More Polar Bear Plunge Photos

| January 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Photographer, Kevin Carroll was on the beach for Eye On Annapolis yesterday taking photos for us. And with these, you can certainly tell the difference between a professional photographer and an amateur. Which ones are your favorites? Please take a moment and leave a comment.  To view more of Kevin’s work, please visit his Flickr […]

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Polar Bear Plunge 2012 : Photos

Polar Bear Plunge 2012 : Photos

| January 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Preliminary reports are saying that nearly 15,000 people jumped into the chilly Chesapeake Bay in Sandy Point State Park between Friday and Saturday. This year, the temperatures cooperated. The sun shone and the water was a somewhat tolerable 39 degrees. On Friday, a squall that came through the area blew down the Rams Head Ice […]

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More Plunging Photos

More Plunging Photos

| January 31, 2011 | 0 Comments

Eye On Annapolis had the Polar Bear Plunge covered for photos. Here are some more from the perspective of Pasadena photographer Joe Messenger who was shooting the plunge for Eye On Annapolis. Please take some time to look at the other shots in the gallery by following the link below. To see more of Joe’s […]

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