This past Saturday, over 16,000 people came out to Sandy Point State Park to take place in the 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics Maryland. Folks jumped in the 32 degree Chesapeake Bay for a great cause, while raising more than $3 million dollars. Folks came out in as much as a wet suit and costume, while others braved the cold waters with bikinis and swim shorts (and they are crazy as hell, but I digress).
Ravens QB Joe Flacco was the headliner of the event, plunging in the cold waters himself.
Also at the event was MTV Jersey Shore's Pauly D, who was the guest DJ at the event (I wonder if Pauly D gave Flacco pointers for his costume last Halloween?). Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and other special guest attended the event as well.