Frigid Friday Moved to Feb. 1 for Local Student Plungers

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 in Maryland 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.

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, Chesapeake Bay water. 

This year's main event, which is open to the public, is set for Jan. 26 at Sandy Point State Park. 

Local schools had a big success last  year. Students garnered nearly $150,000 in donations to Special Olympics Maryland. Arundel High School students led the state by raising more than $40,000 with its 469 plungers. South River High School came in second in the state by raising $33,930 with 301 team members

Check out a video of last year's event here.

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