ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Some 12,000 people plunged into the Chesapeake Bay in Annapolis this year for charity.
About 10,000 people participated in Saturday’s polar bear plunge at Sandy Point State Park to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland. Another 2,000 people participated Friday.
Special Olympics Maryland spokeswoman Kelley Schniedwind estimated the event raised about $3 million.
This is the 15th annual polar bear plunge. Since 1997 the event has raised more than $16 million for the Special Olympics.
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