Thousands to Take Chilly Dip in Chesapeake Bay

Polar Bear Plunge Set to Go

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    Sarah Councill, second from right, huddles with her friends before they go into the freezing waters of the Chesapeake bay Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 during the Annual Polar Bear Plunge, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/The Baltimore Sun, Monica Lopossay) **WASHINGTON & BALTIMORE EXAMINER OUT**

    The 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge is taking place at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis.

    The event going on Saturday was originally set for Jan. 25 but it was postponed because of below-freezing temperatures and high winds.

    Some 5,000 people are expected to take a dip in the Chesapeake Bay to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland. The event began in 1997 and has raised millions of dollars for Special Olympics Maryland.