MyWay Mobile Storage helped thousands of people brave the icy waters of Chesapeake Bay on Saturday, January 26th at the 23rd Annual Polar Bear Plunge, sponsored by the Maryland State Police. For the tenth consecutive year, MyWay Mobile Storage donated four portable storage containers for the event staff’s use.
Over 10,000 participants received a commemorative sweatshirt and the opportunity to take a dip in the near freezing waters of the Chesapeake Bay for a minimum donation of $75. The event has become so popular that individuals who raise $10,000 or more reach the Super Plunger status. These Super Plungers jump into the icy waters every hour for 24 hours and are provided hot meals, hot tubs, saunas and entertainment between the plunges. Proceeds of the event went to Special Olympics of Maryland, an organization devoted to sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. As of February 18th, total donations have exceeded $2.1 million. These donations provide support to 7,782 Special Olympics Maryland athletes across the state that train and compete year-round. SOMD is still accepting donations thru February 26th and they can be made online at plungemd.com
Like in previous years, SOMD has included the following groups to participate in their own unique smaller plunges on the Thursday and Friday prior to the Main Event: The Police Plunge, Cool Schools Plunge, Fire/EMS Plunge, Military and Corporate Plunge. The “Main Event” Plunges took place on Saturday. After all was said and done from the Plunge weekend the event totaled 10,000 plungers, 22,000 donors, 42 law enforcement agencies, over a hundred corporate partners and hundreds and hundreds of volunteers
Nate Garland, with Special Olympics of Maryland said, “MyWay Mobile Storage has been a loyal partner for our Polar Bear Plunge event over the past ten years. Their units are extremely helpful and convenient for our on-site storage needs and transporting our supplies and equipment from our office to the event site. Their staff is always super friendly, arrives on time, and is willing to do whatever necessary to meet our needs. The storage units always look nice. We are thankful for MyWay’s generosity and their support of Special Olympics events in our community.”
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