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Harford Super Plungers Brave Frigid Fallston Pool For Maryland Special Olympics Pre-Polar Bear Plunge

The temperatures Saturday in Fallston were in the low 20′s with somewhat of a stormy breeze. For a couple of courageous people, notwithstanding, it resembled a day at the ocean side as they – some more circumspectly than others – dove into a huge pool of freezing water outside the Fallston Volunteer Fire Company’s primary station on Carrs Mill Road.

Two Harford County Super Plunger groups were available for the local area pre-plunge occasion held to assist with fund-raising for Special Olympics Maryland and the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge on March 24-26 at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis and essentially. The yearly virus plunge, which raises assets for Special Olympics Maryland, was booked for Jan. 28-Feb. 5 however was deferred in light of the spike in COVID-19 cases. 메이저사이트

Companions, family and others from the local area accumulated close to the pool as the gathering, comprised of around twelve uncloggers, including Harford County Super Plunger Tressa Andrews, who goes by the moniker Mary “Hot” McCormick, Special Olympians Danny Grau and Stacey Hull, and individuals from the Fallston Volunteer Fire Company, took a dunk in the pool.

Super Plungers Bob LeCompte, his girl Molly, of Columbia, and their companion Rick Moore of Pasadena, jumped in and have a good time.

“We travel finished for these,” said Moore, who was remaining inside the fire station in the wake of venturing out of the day. “We dive to Deep Creek, Ocean City, and obviously Sandy Point. It keeps me youthful.”

Moore reviewed why he keeps on partaking in the Polar Bear Plunge. “In 1993, after my first dive at Sandy Point,one of the Special Olympians came over and embraced me and said, ‘Thank you.’ That was it. I’ve been doing these from that point forward.”

Moore and LeCompte are important for a bigger gathering of almost 300 individuals who partake every year in the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge.

Fallston Volunteer Fire Company President Chris Gibbons coordinated the occasion at the fire station in 2021. This year, he made it one stride further by turning into a dive cooperate with Special Olympian Danny Grau.

“This year they welcomed me to be a colleague with Danny Grau,” Gibbons said. “So we arranged this pledge drive to help the groups and figured as a component of that, we could do some plunging to get ready. We can’t thank everybody enough for their backing.”

Clearwater Pool and Spa gave the pool and made a $2,500 gift to launch the raising support drive. Between plunges, nearby performers kept individuals moving while Independent Brewing Company and neighborhood food trucks Pit N Pinchers and Don’s Dogs likewise upheld the occasion . The groups are expecting to do one more pledge drive around Valentine’s Day.

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