Monday, February 4, 2013
Despite the event being canceled, students at Severna Park High celebrated the Polar Bear Plunge in style on Friday.
Students at Severna Park High School (SPHS) didn't let a little snow and ice put too much of a damper on their Polar Bear Plunge festivities. Despite Anne Arundel County's plunge day being canceled due to weather, SPHS students hosted their own celebration at the school on Friday. After hearing the event was canceled Friday morning, school resource officer Alex Swartz went to Sandy Point State Park and picked up the sweatshirts for the students and WaWa donated lunch so they could have a "plunge party" in the cafeteria. According to Swartz, Severna Park high and middle schools combined raised more than $30,000 for Special Olympics Maryland. See more:
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.
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Monday, February 4
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Severna Park High School and other Anne Arundel students 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 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. Many Severna Park High School students will be participating in the plunge. The school's website has an announcement about the event with a link to the Falcons' team. The school has raised a little more than $5,000 so far. The annual Plungefest, hosted by the Maryland State Police, helps to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland. Thousands of plungers, sponsored by friends, family and neighbors, toss themselves into frigid, …
Monday, December 31, 2012
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…
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Teachers say plunge bolsters school's philosophy of caring for the world.
For the fourth year, students, parents, staff, and alumni from Montessori International Children’s House (MICH) participated in the Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park. To date, Team MICH has raised more than $9,000 for Special Olympics Maryland, which benefits from plunge fundraising. "This worthy event is a win-win for everyone," said the team captain Colette Tettemer. "We raise needed funds for an important cause, and it increases our sense of school community. Working together for a mutual cause makes the plunge a very rewarding and memorable experience." Jean Burgess, administrative director for the school, said community involvement is an important part of education at MICH. “When staff and parents can model this for our …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Severna Park High School students are among those raising thousands of dollars for the Maryland Special Olympics.
More than 2,000 students across Anne Arundel County passed a donation milestone Wednesday, having raised $112,000 in pledges for the upcoming Plunge Fest 2012. Regional assistant superintendent, and fellow plunger, Chris Truffer made the announcement Wednesday, saying he was ecstatic for the results. "I think it's fantastic," Truffer said. "Having 2,000 students representing the county in an event like this is just awesome." Schools that have participated this year include Severna Park, Arundel High, South River High, Broadneck High, High, North County High and Old Mill High schools. On Saturday at 8 a.m., thousands of Marylanders will plunge into the icy depths of the Chesapeake Bay for charity, at Sandy Point State Park in Broadneck. The…
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Severna Park Middle School teachers and students will take the plunge for Special Olympics later this month.
A team of 40 Severna Park Middle School (SPMS) students and teachers will join thousands of other students from across Maryland at the second annual Frigid Friday Cool Schools Plunge at noon on Jan. 27. It's part of the 16th annual Polar Bear Plunge taking place on Jan. 28 at Sandy Point State Park. The event raises money for the Maryland Special Olympics and the team has set a goal of raising $3,000 for the nonprofit, according to Patty Lewis and Carolyn Chew, Student Government Association sponsors. SPMS is asking for your support by making a donation of any amount to the team online at http://plungemd.com/schools.php or at https://CoolSchools.kintera.org/spmsospreys.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Event raises over $2 million for Maryland Special Olympics.
Thousands braved the cold for the Maryland State Police sponsored Polar Bear Plunge for Maryland Special Olympics held Saturday (Jan 29) on the beaches of Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. Guests enjoyed entertainment from: DJ Pauly D of Jersey Shore fame who provided music in the standing room only Rams Head Ice Lodge; the Chesapeake Bayhawks and their Arctic Lacrosse Experience tent; the Mickey Harris’ Monster Garage show; and the beauty experts of Robert Andrew - The Salon and Spa, where non-plungers relaxed to massages and beauty treatments. Led by event chairman Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens, the plungers raised over $2 million dollars for the cause.
Saturday, January 29, 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 Saturday [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 …
Friday, January 28, 2011
Second annual event brings out thousands for the Maryland Special Olympics.
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 (Jan. 29) at Sandy Point State Park. 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 …