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WBAL-TV partners with Special Olympics Maryland every winter for its largest fundraiser, the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge. WBAL-TV 11 has been a promotional partner with the Maryland State Police and Special Olympics Maryland for the Polar Bear Plunge event for the past 25 years. Since the inception of the WBAL-TV/Special Olympics Maryland partnership, the Polar Bear Plunge has raised a total of more than $73,000,000 and grown into the largest polar bear plunge in the United States.

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  • Partnership Years

    2000–Present

  • Plunges

    25

  • Total Raised

    $480,000

  • Athlete Sport Season Experiences

    2,222