The sports boosters provided hot cocoa in order to keep the kids warm.
The students of the South River Snohawks Polar Bear Plunge team endured the Chesapeake Bay’s frigid waters Friday. Warmed by some hot cocoa from the school’s sports boosters and accompanied by senior class adviser, Doug Brown, more than 280 students took the plunge. Sports booster and parent Sharon Puckett was on hand to capture some of the chilly fun, including the Snohawks’ first dip into the bay. If you attended the plunge with various schools Friday, submit your photos to patch by clicking “Upload Photos and Video.” The remaining plungers throughout Maryland will jump into the bay Saturday throughout the day.
Both the South River Snohawks and South River Youth Athletics team significantly exceeded their donation goals for Special Olympics Maryland.
The South River “Snohawks” recently announced that they reached their donation goal for this year’s Polar Bear Plunge. Doug Brown, the team’s captain, student government and senior class advisor, said the school hopes to get 250 people involved and raise $20,000 for Special Olympics Maryland. The team exceeded both targets by registering 287 plungers and raising $33,902.45 in donations. In an interview with WBAL, several South River students expressed their excitement at meeting the team’s goals. "Everybody wants to go and freeze their feet off. I mean it's just fun to go and participate and we're trying to beat other schools. We are in first place right now for raising money," South River High student Michael Seaberg told WBAL. The …