2020 MSP Polar Bear Plunge

2O21 Polar Bear Plunge

A Maryland Tradition

Virtual Only

Are you a teacher, coach, or student who is looking for a whole school engagement activity? Join us for the first-ever Virtual Cool Schools Plunge!

Virtual Only

Calling all law enforcement, military, fire/EMS and first responders! Recruit your agency and join us virtually for the Police Plunge!

Virtual Only

Motivate your coworkers and team for the coolest team-building experience of the year at the virtual Corporate Plunge!

Virtual Only

Want to be a part of the largest Plunge in the world? Plunge virtually for the 25th annual MSP Polar Bear Plunge!


Support our Super Plungers!

Our 2021 Super Plungers will make history again this year by being completely virtual! Many of them are well on their fundraising journey but need your support! Click the "Donate" button below to support their campaigns or click the "Showcase" button to meet our Super Plungers and check out their Virtual Plunge videos!

The Polar Bear Plunge is part of Maryland's history. For the past 25 years, thousands of plungers have jumped into the icy waters of the Chesapeake Bay all in support of Special Olympics Maryland. Your dedication to our 8,716 athletes is impactful and has created countless inclusion experiences across the state of Maryland. While we originally had a different vision for celebrating our 25th anniversary, the health and safety of our community is our top priority. We are excited to say that the 2021 Polar Bear Plunge will go on, virtually! Help us reach our goal of $2 million this year and register for the 2021 Virtual Plunge!


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in Plunge Sponsorship

Sponsorship Opportunities


Be on the back of the Plunge Sweatshirt that over 10,000 Plungers wear year-round with great pride all across the state.


Make impressions and tell your story through our media partners: WBAL TV 11, 98 Rock and 1090 AM leading up to the event.


Reach new audiences and get your brand’s mission, values, and purpose in front of over 43,418 social media followers. 


The Plunge is the ideal opportunity for your organization to drive business, make B2B connections, and build company culture.

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