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Shane’s Shiverers, working closely with a Timonium church, prepares to honor memory of friend with disability at Polar Bear Plunge

Shane’s Shiverers, working closely with a Timonium church, prepares to honor memory of friend with disability at Polar Bear Plunge

Although above-average temperatures are forecast for the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge on Jan. 27, it will still be chilly enough for those in beach attire at Sandy Point State Park in Anne Arundel County that day.

Just think how much colder it will feel after jumping into the frigid waters of the Chesapeake Bay, which is exactly what 28 members of a dedicated team of brave souls called Shane’s Shiverers will do at the 22nd annual fundraiser for Special Olympics Maryland.

The team is led by Kevin Heerdt, a 60-year-old former hedge fund manager from Lutherville whose dedication to helping others is a major reason why Shane’s Shiverers has raised the third-most...

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