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Hooley Plunge is Today

March 4th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Now in its 19th year, the Hooley Plunge has become the largest single-day fundraising event in Allegany County. Scheduled for March 4, hundreds of brave souls will run into the cold waters of Lake Habeeb at Rocky Gap State Park to raise money for local programs supporting the developmentally disabled, including the Special Olympics of Allegany County, Friends Aware, public and private school programs and Boy Scout Troop 89. The Hooley Plunge is coordinated by Alhambra Wamba Caravan 89 and co-chaired by Alhambra member Rob Adams and Northrop Grumman Material Program Manager Stephen Gray. Since its inception, nearly $1.8 million has been raised. The inspiration of the Hooley Plunge started with Dr. Sean McCagh as a fundraiser for the YMCA ice rink. As the uncle of a developmentally disabled nephew, McCagh appreciated how vital these programs are for individuals and their families. When the ice rink closed, McCagh followed his own advice, “Make it personal.”