- Associated Press - Saturday, January 30, 2016

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The 20th annual Polar Bear Plunge is being held in Maryland.

Nearly 10,000 people were expected to jump into the chilly waters of the Chesapeake Bay on Saturday for the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge. The event benefits Special Olympics Maryland and its year-round programs.

Most participants raise $75 each for a plunge in the water at Sandy Point State Park. But some “super plungers” raise thousands of dollars to jump in the frigid water multiple times.

So far this year the Plunge has raised over $1.5 million according to the organization’s website.

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