Special Olympics staff member Zach Cintron takes a virtual "plunge" in a kayak. Image from Zach Cintron video.

VIDEO: Virtual Polar Plungers Get Creative (and Cold)

It’s a winter tradition at Sandy Point State Park: in the shadow of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, some 10,000 brave souls go plunging into the water, all to raise funds for Special Olympics Maryland. It’s the 25th year for Plunge Maryland, but you won’t find a crowd gathered on the beach this pandemic year. Instead, Plunge participants are dreaming up ever-bolder ways to freeze their tails off at home.

From snow angels in swimsuits to ice-cold outdoor pools, Cheryl Costello shows us what a virtual polar bear plunge looks like. Watch below:

To see all video submissions and to help Special Olympics Maryland reach their $2 million goal, visit plungemd.com.

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