2013-03-07 / Local & State

900+ Plunge Into Md. Lake’s Waters For Charity

CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) – More than 900 people plunged into the waters of Maryland's Lake Habeeb at Rocky Gap State Park, all in the name of charity.

The Cumberland Times- News reports Saturday’s socalled “ Hooley Plunge” raised more than $100,000 for the Special Olympics of Allegany County. This was the ninth year of the plunge.

Participants braved temperatures of 32 degrees and a wind of seven miles per hour in order to take the plunge.

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