Tag: Special Olympics

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

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

| January 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

…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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Join team WRNR and Eye On Annapolis in the Polar Bear Plunge

Join team WRNR and Eye On Annapolis in the Polar Bear Plunge

| January 4, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Polar Bear Plunge is only a few weeks away and WRNR and Eye On Annapolis are teaming up to plunge together.  But that’s not all!  We need team members too.  Join the WRNR-Eye On Annapolis team, raise some money for Special Olympics, jump in freezing cold water and feel good about it.  But we […]

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Freeze Your Buns Off 5K

Freeze Your Buns Off 5K

| December 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

Burn off those extra holiday calories and earn money for the Special Olympics Maryland at the 2nd Annual Freeze Your Buns 5K Walk/Run sponsored by the Anne Arundel Community College Department of Public Safety and Police on Saturday, Jan. 17. Race day registration begins at 9 a.m. The race begins at 10 a.m. until noon […]

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Tip a cop this Saturday at Red Robin

Tip a cop this Saturday at Red Robin

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Red Robin® restaurants across the state have teamed up with local law enforcement to host the 9th annual Tip-A-Cop® fundraiser on Saturday, October 18 at 12 Red Robin® locations. Law enforcement officers will trade their ticket books for order pads and serve guests alongside Red Robin’s® wait staff, with tips benefitting Special Olympics Maryland, which […]

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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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Annapolis Police Department One Mile Challenge

Annapolis Police Department One Mile Challenge

| August 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Annapolis City Police Department is proud to present the Fourth Annual One Mile Challenge to Benefit Special Olympics Maryland. The One Mile Challenge will be in a wave format, which will allow all levels of runners (and walkers) to participate. There will also be a Team Competition category, allowing friendly competitions between Police and […]

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Kent Island Rock N Run – June 1st

Kent Island Rock N Run – June 1st

| March 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Save the date!  The 2nd Annual Kent Island Rock N Run is scheduled for June 1st! This event will be held on an amazing water front park, the Chesapeake Bay Exploration Center (425 Piney Narrows Road, Chester, MD 21619 – Exit 41 off MD Rte. 50). The Race will start at 3:30 PM and will take […]

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Baysox, Special Olympics MD Partner For Opening Night

Baysox, Special Olympics MD Partner For Opening Night

| March 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Bowie Baysox announce a partnership with Special Olympics Maryland for Opening Night at Prince George’s Stadium Thursday, April 11, against the Akron Aeros at 7:05 p.m. Special Olympics Maryland athletes, volunteers and fundraisers will be in attendance and honored on the field during a pregame ceremony. As part of a special limited-time offer, the […]

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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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Plunging For Special Olympics

Plunging For Special Olympics

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 […]

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Annapolis Police Raise $4300 In Tip-A-Cop Event

Annapolis Police Raise $4300 In Tip-A-Cop Event

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

On Saturday, October 13, 2012, officers with the Annapolis Police Department volunteered their time to serve customers at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers in the Annapolis Mall.  The event is known as Tip-A-Cop.  Officers and Special Olympians worked side by side with the staff by serving drinks and bussing tables from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.  […]

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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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Midshipman Action Group Projects

Midshipman Action Group Projects

| February 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

The midshipmen members of the Midshipmen Action Group (MAG) will participate in numerous local volunteer and community service programs throughout the upcoming spring semester.  During the previous academic year, they logged 20,000 hours participating in community service projects, and in this semester alone will participate in six different local projects as well as multiple projects […]

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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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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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Anne Arundel Cops On The Run

Anne Arundel Cops On The Run

| June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Anne Arundel County Police Department will be participating in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Begun in 1986, this is the run’s 25th Anniversary in Maryland. In an effort to help raise money and awareness for the athletes taking part in the Summer Games, on Thursday June 9, 2011, Anne Arundel […]

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