Plunge 2021 represents the 25th Anniversary of the Special Olympics Maryland/Maryland Sate Police Polar Bear Plunge. Not only is this a Maryland state tradition but it is the largest Plunge in the world.
Given the recent spikes in COVID-19 across the state, Special Olympics Maryland made the difficult decision to cancel it’s In-Person Plunge. In order to keep this plunge tradition alive, individuals are encouraged to “virtually” plunge from home. Instead, individuals and teams can participate at home or other off-site location of their choice. As a Virtual Plunger, you can fundraise and receive the coveted Plunge sweatshirt and will have the ability to be creative and film your own Plunge at home. Virtual Plungers will also have a chance to take home a Plunger of the Week title and prize pack! Click here to follow the steps to be a virtual plunger and how to film and submit a video of your “plunge”. (Register with our SOHO Team by CLICKING HERE. SOHO will receive 70% of the funds raised on this page.). Our Director, Bob, and his family did the plunge already! Check out their plunge on our FaceBook page.
Every week from 12/1/20 to 1/31/21, “plungers” will can submit their Virtual Plunge video for a chance to win big! At least 2 Virtual Plunge videos per week will be selected to have the Plunge Maryland community vote on. The Virtual Plunge video that receives the most votes at the of each week will be named our Plunger of the Week, score a Plunge Prize Pack, and be entered in our Plunger of the Year contest. For more information and to see weekly plunger videos to date, click here.
If you’ve never wanted to actually jump into the waters at Sandy Point but wanted to be involved in the plunge, virtual plunging is just for you. Have some fun! PLUNGE