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SPECIAL OLYMPICS MARYLAND POSTPONES COOL SCHOOLS CHALLENGE TO FEB. 3

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For Immediate Release                                                        January 26, 2016                                                

7th ANNUAL COOL SCHOOLS PLUNGE RESCHEDULED FOR February 3, 2016

 Baltimore, MD – Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) today announced that due to this weekend’s historic blizzard and school closings, the 7th annual Cool Schools Plunge has been rescheduled for February 3 at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis, Md. The Cool Schools Plunge is an event designed exclusively for school teams who want to brave the Bay and support Special Olympics Maryland. It’s a great way to show just how cool your school is, and to earn service learning credits at the same time. The Cool Schools Plunge was created as part of Plunge week, a series of winter-time fundraising events that culminates with the 20th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Sandy Point State Park on Saturday, January 30.

“The Cool Schools Plunge has become a huge part of our week leading up to our time-honored Maryland tradition of the Polar Bear Plunge, and we are thrilled to give those students who worked so hard to raise funds for Special Olympics the opportunity to participate in this rescheduled event,” said Jim Schmutz, Special Olympics Maryland President & CEO. “We are thankful to all the county school system administrators, students, faculty, staff, volunteers and friends for their support and understanding, and look forward to seeing the students plunge on   February 3!”

The Cool Schools Plunge, originally scheduled for Thursday, January 28, 2016, was postponed due to the weekend’s historic blizzard and school closings.

Registration is open at www.PlungeMD.com.

ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS MARYLAND (SOMD)

Special Olympics Maryland (SOMD) is a year-round sports organization dedicated to providing quality sports training and competition opportunities to Maryland’s children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or closely related development disabilities.  SOMD currently provides thousands of sports experiences annually for athletes statewide, and offers 24 sports, all at no cost to the athletes or their families.  For more information about SOMD visit www.somd.org or call 410-789-6677.

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Contact:              

Jason Schriml                                                     Eleanor Arlook                                  Cierra Colón

Special Olympics Maryland                          Maroon PR                                         Maroon PR

410-615-2435                                                     443-864-4246                                     443-864-4246

jschriml@somd.org                                         Eleanor@MaroonPR.com             Cierra@MaroonPR.com

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