South River and Southern high's vibrant, community-focused student bodies have their sights on Jan. 26, as both schools prepare to raise money for the upcoming Polar Bear Plunge.
Before you know it, the big event will be here. Each year, thousands take a quick dip in the Chesapeake Bay to raise funds for Special Olympics Maryland.
The Plungefest, which is open to the public, is set for Jan. 26, 2013, at Sandy Point State Park. Frigid Friday for participating schools will take place the day before the Plungefest.
To participate in the plunge, you must collect a minimum of $50 in pledges—and if you're younger than 18, you must have a parent or guardian's written consent.
It's still early but more than $200,000 has already been raised for Special Olympics Maryland to date, according to the event's website that also has a running countdown until the event.
Last year, South River High's "Snowhawks" finished second in the entire state when it came to donations for the event. The local kids were only outdone by students at Arundel High.