The Star Democrat

Polar plungers pursue pledges

Swimmers brave frosty Choptank for good cause

- BY MIKE DETMER mdetmer@chespub.com

CAMBRIDGE — Brave swimmers plunged into the frosty estuarial waters of the Choptank River at the Hyatt under the watchful eye of Santa Claus.

The participan­ts at the 20th Santa Swim took the icy bath on Saturday the Hyatt Regency

Chesapeake Bay to raise fund for the Care and Share Fund of Dorchester County.

The Santa Swim, first held in 2000, is a major fundraiser for the local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizati­on, which was formed in 1998 to serve the less fortunate in Dorchester County.

Dedicated to helping individual­s and families in need of assistance, the mission of Care and Share Dorchester with the assistance of the Maryland Department of Human Services is to help meet vital needs such as dental and medical visits, prescripti­ons, eye care and other health concerns of the local community.

Care and Share also helps provide financial assistance where the lack of necessitie­s, such as heat, water and electricit­y, would create a health risk or a medical emergency.

For more informatio­n on the organizati­on, visit the Care and Share Fund website at www.careandsha­refund.org.

 ?? PHOTO BY MIKE DETMER ?? 2021 Santa Swim participan­ts smile before they take the plunge.
PHOTO BY MIKE DETMER 2021 Santa Swim participan­ts smile before they take the plunge.

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