ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police and Special Olympics Maryland have announced the rescheduled 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge, which was postponed in January because of below-freezing temperatures and high winds.

The event will take place March 8 at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis.

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Some 5,000 are expected to take a dip in the Chesapeake Bay to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland. It had been scheduled for Jan. 25, but organizers decided it wasn’t safe to hold the event that day.

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The plunge started in 1997 and has raised more than $20 million for Special Olympics Maryland.

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