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.
Polar Bear Plunge
Monday, February 4, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
South River High School currently holds a small lead over Arundel High in fundraising for the MSP Polar Bear Plunge.
Students at South River High are gearing up to take the plunge on Friday and they are making a big impact—the SnoHawks currently lead all schools in fundraising for the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge. Students from Arundel High, who have historically raised the most among local schools, aren't too far behind. More than 12,000 people participated in the 17th annual Plungefest at Sandy Point State Park on Saturday and raised more $2 million. Students at Anne Arundel County Schools will plunge on Friday. Arundel High School has in recent years been tops among area schools when it comes to donations for the plunge. However, South River currently leads area schools having raised $33,065 in donations so far. Arundel has brought in $28,…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Students from Arundel, South River and other local high schools will plunge alone on Feb. 1.
Anne Arundel County Public School students will have their own day to plunge in this year's Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge. All other participating schools in Maryland will plunge on Jan. 25 but, due to exams, Anne Arundel County students' day in the water was rescheduled—they will plunge on Feb. 1 at 9:30 a.m. Students from Arundel High and South River High have historically been among the top fundraisers for the event, which directs proceeds to Special Olympics Maryland. Arundel High School students led the state by raising more than $40,000 with its 469 plungers. South River High School came in second in the state by raising $33,930 with 301 team members. The annual Plungefest, hosted by the Maryland State Police, helps to …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Students from Arundel High are looking to raise $50,000 as they take part in the 17th annual plunge where participants run into the chilly Chesapeake Bay. The event will take place on Jan. 25 and 26 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. Arundel High School has historically been one of the top groups in terms of participants and fundraising, and has already set up a fundraising page. Last year, the school raised more than $40,000 and has set a goal of $50,000 this year. South River High students have set up their own a fundraising page, dubbing themselves the "SnoHawks." Last …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Arundel High School students brought in more than $40,000 for Special Olympics Maryland, leading all schools in the state, and Arundel Middle School raised nearly $9,000.
Two local schools were among the top fundraisers during last weekend’s Polar Bear Plunge and Frigid Friday festivities at Sandy Point State Park. A team of 469 students from Arundel High School raised more than $40,600 for Special Olympics Maryland, topping all schools in the state to win the “Cool Schools" challenge. Meanwhile, a team of 66 students from Arundel Middle School finished second in the middle school division after raising nearly $9,000. The two Arundel schools helped set the pace for the entire county school system, which raised about $150,000, more than half the total raised by all schools in the state. The Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge attracted thousands of people to take a dip into the waters at Sandy Point …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Students from Arundel High will plunge into the waters of Sandy Point State Park to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland.
A team of more than 450 students from Arundel High School will take part in the "Frigid Friday" plunge into the waters at Sandy Point State Park on Friday, and have raised more than $30,000 for Special Olympics Maryland. The Arundel team has surpassed last year's total for participation, and members expects thousands more dollars to come in over the coming days. Team leader Carolyn Plitt said that as of Thursday night, the team had raised more than $31,000. She said the team might fall short of its goal of $50,000, but would likely top last year's total of more than $39,000 when final figures are tallied. County schools have set a goal of raising more than $250,000 collectively. Arundel is in friendly competition with South River High for …
Wednesday, October 19, 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 forSpecial 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 …
Sunday, January 30, 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 …
Friday, January 28, 2011
Second annual event brings out thousands for the Maryland Special Olympics, including many from Archbishop Spalding and Old Mill High School.
Thousands of students from across the state traveled to Sandy Point State Park on Friday [Jan. 28] to do something really “cool” for Special Olympics. The event was the Frigid Friday Plunge, an official partner activity with the Maryland Special Olympics’ Plungefest, which allows schools to bring teams of students to a smaller, more manageable event. The official 2011 Polar Bear Plunge takes place on Saturday at Sandy Point. Despite the chilly, snowy weather, the spirits of the teen participants and their parents, teachers and coaches were not dampened and all were excited to spend the day together representing their schools. “I can’t tell you how excited I am to jump in this cold water,” said a very pumped-up Broadneck High School student…
Friday, January 21, 2011
The band will be performing at the event for the second consecutive year, inviting participants to soak in tropical themed tunes.
Those taking a dip into the bay’s frigid waters next Saturday will be greeted with the warming sounds of the Caribbean as Old Mill’s Steel Drum Band will perform for the second straight year at 2011’s Polar Bear Plunge. Presented by the Maryland Special Olympics, thousands will hurl themselves into the bitter cold waters of the Chesapeake in an effort to raise money for the charitable organization. Over $2.2 million was raised in 2007 alone, according to Maryland Special Olympics statistics. Old Mill Music Director, Mike Miller, directs the band and said the response from the crowd was tremendous after last year’s performance. “It’s a high-energy group of talented young people. It’s really a professional level steel band,” he said. “People…