Allegany County, Maryland’s 2012 Hooley Plunge #Cumberland

Today was the 8th Annual Hooley Plunge which benefits the Special Olympics and other local programs that work with the developmentally disabled in our county.

Connor and many of his soccer teammates joined hundreds of other crazy folks at Lake Habeeb, at beautiful Rocky Gap State Park, and happily jumped into the freezing cold waters.

Connor’s group were in the second wave…


The event is organized by Dr. Sean McCagh and the WAMBA #89 Order of Alhambra…


My Dad was in town and Mark snapped this photo of us…


My beautiful boys…


Corrigan’s favorite place is Connor’s hip….


Weird face, Cor.  Still though, all three of my guys…


Lots’ o sights-to-see…


The divers are a bit disconcerting…


As well as the State Police Medevac. Corrigan has had three trips in that bird…


Notice most of the crazy people participants are youngsters?


All of the local sports teams, cheerleaders and other groups come out to plunge for the cause! The first wave heads in….


Connor and his pals are waiting…


Probably thinking about changing their minds right about now…


Heck no, in they go….


I was shivering just watching them…


Insanity…


That’ll wake you up!


Pap Pap and Connor.

Connor said he was going all of the way out to high-five the diver before turning around. Lots of folks barely got in before they hightailed it right back out. The kid is crazy, but we love him…and his heart. Good work Connor (and thank you to everyone that helped Connor reach his donation goal!) and everyone that volunteered, plunged and gathered donations. When we were leaving, the amount raised was over $99,000 and still climbing!

I love my town.

and some video that Pap Pap took…the fun stuff begins at the 1:18 mark.  I think I hear screams of pain in there. ha.

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