Tak­ing an icy plunge for char­ity

The Washington Post Sunday - - METRO - JONATHAN NEWTON/ THE WASHINGTON POST

Chris McClan­ing races out of the frigid Ch­e­sa­peake Bay af­ter join­ing the 15th an­nual MSP Po­lar Bear Plunge in An­napo­lis. Since 1997, the event has raised more than $16 mil­lion for Spe­cial Olympics Mary­land. More pho­tos, C12 and at PostLo­cal.com.

PHO­TOS BY JONATHAN NEWTON/THE WASHINGTON POST

Dressed as a jel­ly­fish, Liana Sved of Bal­ti­more, at top, races out of the wa­ter dur­ing the 15th an­nual MSP Po­lar Bear Plunge on Satur­day at Sandy Point State Park in An­napo­lis. Above, Plungers let out a scream as they race for the frigid wa­ters of the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay. Michelle Collins of Sev­erna Park, right, puts on her snorkel as she races for the wa­ter. Plunge par­tic­i­pants took the quick dip to raise funds for Spe­cial Olympic­sMary­land. For those de­ter­mined to stay out of the freez­ing wa­ter, Plunge­fest also of­fered live mu­sic, food and games. For more pho­tos, visit PostLo­cal.com.

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