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Bold and Cold: Team Kelly Benefits Plunges to Support Special Olympics Maryland

28 MARCH 2022

ANNAPOLIS, MD – On Friday, March 25, Team Kelly Benefits – The Irish Ice once again “beared” the cold and braved the chilly Chesapeake Bay in support of Special Olympics Maryland at the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge.

Now in its 36th year, the annual Plunge supports more than 6,000 Maryland Special Olympics athletes who train and compete in unified and individual team sports year-round. Through the MSP Polar Bear Plunge and other initiatives throughout the year, Special Olympics is able to provide continuing opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

Team Kelly Benefits raised more than $2,300 for the event, contributing to the nearly $870,000 raised by the 3,265 plungers and 362 other teams who registered to take the plunge at Sandy Point State Park. The funds will support the various free sports and leadership programs Special Olympics offers throughout the state, while helping create a world of opportunity for these very special athletes.