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Save the Date for 2013 Polar Bear Plunge

The 17th annual plunge where participants run into the chilly Chesapeake Bay will take place on Jan. 26, 2013, at Sandy Point State Park.

It is almost time for 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.

Severna Park High School has already begun signing up students for the Frigid Friday plunge. You can sign up to join the Falcon team or donate here.

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 $356,388 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.

Click here to register for the MSP Polar Bear Plunge.

See past stories:

  • Students Have Raised More Than $112K for Plunge

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