Plunger of the Year
The competition continues in 2022!
2O21 Plunger of the Year Recap
2021 Plunger of the Year Champion
Ralph started with SOMD in 1980 and has competed in track and field, swimming, ice skating, soccer, bowling, field hockey, sailing, kayaking, skiing, golf, equestrian, basketball, and softball. Ralph also attended the original Camp Shriver for many, many years.
I plunge because I enjoy it, & love supporting Special Olympics in providing sports for me, & my friends. Special Olympics Maryland is my life!
2021 Plunger of the Year Runner Up
Better known as "The Flying Ralphie", Christopher Waters is a 17-year Plunger who works within the school system. He has participated in the Maryland Plunge and the Super Plunge. He estimates that he has physically Plunged around 245 times!
I have great memories of doing the plunge. However, my experiences doing the Super Plunge and staying overnight with some of the athletes (Jimmy Myrick, Joe Wu, Josh, Desi, Ben) has been nothing short of life-changing. When I spent time with them and really got to know them, it really came from a special place in my heart. I got to see the inclusion firsthand and be inspired by them. It always left me with the best feeling. I also try to encourage others to do the plunge and/or support it by giving a donation. I've always looked forward to the plunge each year. It has truly changed my heart.