Elks Clubs Combine To Raise $45,000 For Special Olympics


Team Chesapeake Chillers — consisting of members from Bowie Elks, Glen Burnie Elks and Severna Park Elks — raised $45,000 for the Maryland State Police Super Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Maryland. Held at the end of January, the Super Plunge involves one plunge every hour for 24 hours. With their fundraising efforts, the three Anne Arundel Elks teams combined for seventh out of 27 Super Plunge teams for most funds raised.

Each of the lodges donated some money to the team and the rest was raised by the individual members. Pictured above are Bowie Past Exalted Ruler Marcus Flom and his daughter, Super Plunger Rebecca; Severna Park Elks Super Plunger Jim Cropper and fellow Severna Park Elks members John Stokes and Kim Lamont; future Elks member and Super Plunger Andy Killen; and the CEO of the Polar Bear Plunge, Jim Schmutz.

The group promised to raise $50,000 and still needs about $5,000. Checks can be delivered to the Severna Park Elks Lodge, addressed to Elroy (Severna Park Elks Exalted Ruler Terry Hicks) and made out to Special Olympics Maryland.


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