Polar Bear Plunge raises millions

BALTIMORE COUNTY - Over the weekend thousands of people took a frigid dip for a great cause.

More than 8,000 people turned out for the rescheduled 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge.

Now we've learned the event raised $2.25 million for Special Olympics Maryland.

The Plunge was postponed due to the arctic blast that hit us in January, dropping temperatures down into the teens and single-digits.

Organizers say they are extremely thankful to all the people who rearranged their schedules and came out to help a great cause.

Over the past 18 years the Polar Bear Plunge has raised more than $25 million for Special Olympics Maryland.

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