Calvert is Taking “The Plunge!” Once Again for the Special Olympics

Jay Parker
On Thursday, January 23rd, the Eighth Grade class and a select group of Seventh Graders will participate in the 2020 Cool Schools Plunge, part of The Polar Bear Plunge, to support the Special Olympics of Maryland. 
The Special Olympics of Maryland provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Each student has been challenged to fundraise between $50 and $200 toward our team fundraising goal, and may voluntarily decide to "plunge" into the Bay. Students and advisors will travel to Sandy Point State Park for this rewarding Day of Service to support a wonderful cause. To support our Team Calvert, click here.
This also marks our second year partnering with our neighboring St. Elizabeth School, which “helps students with special needs go the distance.” Throughout the winter, a volunteer group of Calvert Seventh Graders meet with St. Elizabeth students to build friendships as plunge buddies. On the day of the Cool Schools Plunge, the buddies plunge side-by-side demonstrating their partnership. This inspiring initiative was featured in Baltimore FishBowl last spring. Click here to view the article.  
This outreach project was inspired by Oliver Clark '20, his sister Sutton Clark, and their Team Sutton. Last year, Oliver and Team Sutton raised over $25,000 for the Special Olympics through the Polar Bear Plunge. To learn more about The Polar Bear Plunge and support Team Sutton click here
Please contact Jay Parker, Director of The Institute for Leadership & Purpose at with any questions.
Calvert School is a coed independent lower and middle school.