The Deep Creek Dunk made its return in 2023! After a two year hiatus due to COVID, this favorite event was held Saturday, February 25 and benefits Special Olympics Maryland. Hundreds of spectators watched as “dunkers” took a dip in the chilly waters of Deep Creek Lake.
About the Deep Creek Dunk
The Deep Creek Dunk was started in 1998. Supported by the Maryland State Police and Natural Resources Police, it benefits Special Olympics Maryland. Individuals and teams raise money and dunk in chilly Deep Creek Lake. It is always held the last Saturday in February at the Honi Honi Bar/Uno Pizzeria & Grill. The night before, the Honi hosts Goosebumps, Grapes, and Growlers – a wine and bear tasting event that also benefits SOMD.
In 2019, Cool Schools invited local students to participate in their own dunk also supporting SOMD. Students from Northern and Southern Garrett Middle and High Schools raised money for Garrett County Unified Sports programming.
Deep Creek Dunk 2023
Taylor-Made is a longtime sponsor of the Deep Creek Dunk. Our former broker, Bob Carney, was well-known for participating every year. In 2021, he tragically lost his battle with cancer. To honor his memory, more than twenty Taylor-Made Deep Creek Lake real estate agents signed up to dunk in 2023. We had an absolute blast at the dunk enjoying the DJ and costume contest.
Team Taylor-Made raised nearly $6,000 for Special Olympics Maryland!
In total, the 2023 Deep Creek Dunk raised more than $160,000. The Cool Schools event donations totaled $40,000. We are proud to be a part of such a wonderful event.
Special Olympics Winter Games
This year the Special Olympics Maryland Winter Games made their return to Wisp Resort. It was wonderful to have the athletes return to the Deep Creek Lake area to compete. Almost 200 athletes from across the Maryland took part in various alpine and snowshoeing events. Alpine events included novice, intermediate and advanced slalom, giant slalom, glide and super G. Snowshoeing events included races from 25 through 1,600 meters as well as relay races from 100 to 400 meters.
Deep Creek Dunk 2024
With such a great turnout in 2023, the 2024 Deep Creek Dunk promises to be tons of fun! It will also be the 25th year for this incredible event. Mark your calendar for February 24, 2024. Come out to take a dip in Deep Creek Lake or to watch, and show your support for Special Olympics Maryland!