Deep Creek Dunk Weekend Activities

Deep Creek Dunk Weekend Activities
Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Real Estate Agent
Deep Creek Dunk Weekend Activities
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022
Deep Creek Dunk Weekend Activities
Deep Creek Dunk fun!

Deep Creek Dunk Weekend Activities. There are 5 days until Deep Creek Lake celebrates our famous Deep Creek Dunk at The Honi Bar beside Uno Chicago Grill. Temps this week are going to rival spring, peaking at 65 on Friday. Speaking with our real estate manager this morning, we are not sure if it’s going to be easier/warmer for the dunkers or if it’s going to seem colder because of warm air temps. Regardless of the temperature, the event itself is the star and is always pure fun for event participants as well as onlookers whose numbers are in the thousands. Crazy costumes and cold water are all in good fun but raising money and awareness for the Special Olympics is the real reason for this wonderful event.

Deep Creek Dunk Weekend Activities

The Dunk may be the star but there are plenty of first class activities that piggy back on this popular weekend. Goose Bumps and Grapes which is presented by Uno’s bar and Grill, The Honi Bar, Arrowhead Market and Co-hosted by Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales on Friday, February 24 between 6pm-9pm. For a $20 cover, you can sample delicious wines around a roaring fire with Honi’s House Band rocking the crowd starting at 9pm.

Deep Creek Dunk Weekend Activities

Call Betsy Holcomb @ 301-616-5022 or email her at Betsy@deepcreekvacations.com to schedule a meeting to discuss the current real estate market and available properties.

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The Davisson Brothers Band, who are loved and respected by locals and visitors alike, will be playing at The Greene Turtle Restaurant from 7pm to 10pm on Saturday. Please understand that this will be the rockin’ after dunk party at the lake! Book tickets through the DBB’s Facebook page. Don’t miss it!!

Deep Creek Dunk Weekend Activities

After you kick up your heels with the Davisson Brothers Band, head on over to the Black Bear Tavern and check out local favorite’s, The Terah Crawford Band at 9PM. Terah and her band provide talented and entertaining music with roots right here at the Lake!

Call Betsy Holcomb with any questions regarding real estate or local activities 301-616-5022 or email her at Betsy@deepcreekvacations.com, www.deepcreeklakeproperty.com.

Deep Creek Dunk Weekend Activities
Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Real Estate Agent

 

Deep Creek Dunk Weekend Activities
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

The 2013 Deep Creek Dunk Review

The 2013 Deep Creek Dunk Review
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

The 2013 Deep Creek Dunk Review. The 2013 Deep Creek Dunk was a HUGE SUCCESS raising $140,706 for the Special Olympics! Warmish temps were on tap for the 2013 Deep Creek Dunk as dunkers still had frigid waters to conquer. The costumes were a little more scarce then in recent years, but there were plenty of people dressed up to put smiles on the spectators faces. The crowd was overflowing as usual with a huge presence of out-of-towners and some local folks. As always, the vibe was positive and the people were happy. I set up right where the people entering and exiting the water and got some great shots of the excitement. All in all a fantastic experience that I anticipate ever year! Don’t miss it next year!!!

 

The 2013 Deep Creek Dunk Review

 

 

The 2013 Deep Creek Dunk Review

 

The 2013 Deep Creek Dunk Review

The 2013 Deep Creek Dunk Review

 

 

The 2013 Deep Creek Dunk Review

 

The 2013 Deep Creek Dunk Review

 

The 2013 Deep Creek Dunk Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEEP CREEK DUNK 2013!

DEEP CREEK DUNK 2013!
DEEP CREEK DUNK 2013!

DEEP CREEK DUNK 2013!

DEEP CREEK DUNK 2013! Some of you may be relaxing this weekend with a warm cup of joe and dunking a donut or two, but at DeepCreekLake the only dunking going on will entail a few thousand people watching a few warm hearted fund raisers plummeting in the depths of the icy lake. Ice cold purple bodies will risk all at the Deep Creek Dunk to raise money for the Special Olympics. “Lucky” for the dunkers that the air temps will be in lower 40’s but believe me when I tell you the lake temps are going to be slushy bitter cold. The chainsaws have been working this week to cut out the thick ice to create the perfect dunk zone.

DEEP CREEK DUNK 2013!

Costumed dunkers consume the atmosphere trying to win the coveted costume contest. Believe me when I tell you that the creativity witnessed in some dunkers is far worth the price of admission to this super event (oh that’s right, there is no admission). Kiss, Michael Jackson, Nemo, Hank Jr, Gnomes, Clowns, and famous athletes have all made appearances at the evenT.

DEEP CREEK DUNK 2013!

 

Uno’s and The Honi Bar will be serving up plenty of coffee and hot chocolate or your favorite drink of choice to keep you warm as a dunker or spectator. Of course, there will be plenty of food to keep you satisfied for the afternoon.

 

Goosebumps & Grapes, a wine tasting event & bonfire, kick-off the festivities on Friday 2/22/13 night from 6:00pm – 9:00pm at The Honi Honi Bar.

The Deep Creek Dunk’s official start time will be at 2:00pm on Saturday 2/23/2013 but people start the party mid-morning and carry on until late afternoon.

DEEP CREEK DUNK 2013!

FYI… After the dunk, the next traditional event is to head to the Black Bear Tavern to watch The Davisson Brothers Band perform.

 

Here’s a video from a few years back to get you pumped up!

 

 

DEEP CREEK DUNK 2013!DEEP CREEK DUNK 2013!

Deep Creek Dunk Costumes-Deep Creek Dunk-2011

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Deep Creek Dunk Costumes-Deep Creek Dunk-2011
Deep Creek Dunk Costumes-Deep Creek Dunk-2011

Deep Creek Dunk Costumes, Deep Creek Lake 2011

Deep Creek Dunk Costumes-Deep Creek Dunk-2011

Deep Creek Dunk Costumes-Deep Creek Dunk-2011. This year’s Deep Creek Dunk costumes really exceeded anyone’s imagination, a total participation by everyone and once again raising big numbers for The Special Olympics.  My understanding is that the total amount of money raised is around $160,000 + for this wonderful charity.  There were at least a thousand or so people outside the Honi Honi bar in full support of this growing event.  This year the costumes were over the top and the amount of dunkers in costumes certainly increased.  A few great ones that come to mind: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, ZZ Top, Hank Williams, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Brett Michaels, Eton John, Prince, 7 Michael Jacksons, Captain America, Finding Nemo characters,  Dreadlocks, speedos, spacemen,  ice cube people, masked wrestlers, feathered masked woman, a cat woman, Indians, Hugh Heffner and his ladies, drag queens, The Village People,  doctors, nurses, just to name a few!  It was standing room only to see the judging of the costume contest.  The “Legends of Rock” took top honors in the contest and were a heck of a lot of fun.  I don’t think I have witnessed so many smiles and people having fun in a really long time.  It was a great charity and family event and I have this strange itch brewing to maybe partake in the actual dunk next year.

Deep Creek Dunk Costumes-Deep Creek Dunk-2011

Deep Creek Dunk Costumes-Deep Creek Dunk-2011

Garrett County Special Olympics Dunk

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Garrett County Special Olympics Dunk
Garrett County Special Olympics Dunk

Garrett County Special Olympics Dunk. This year’s winter season is far from over and in my mind we have a few more annual events left that help define what a special place we have here in Deep Creek Lake.  It’s early February and we have snow flurries coming down at the moment.  Tuesdays are always a great time on the slopes considering that the traffic has thinned out from the weekend.  As we look ahead at the must-see events calendar, we have in our crosshairs the Deep Creek Dunk.  This event takes place at DCL’s party hub, The Honi Honi Bar, and you can be sure that it will be standing room only, as always.  People make their way by car, truck, snowmobiles, snowshoes, cross country skis, and I’ve even seen a lady pulling her children on a sled across the frozen lake.  The event sponsors come in weeks ahead of time with chainsaws and other implements of destruction to cut out a huge area along the shoreline through the 1-2 foot lake ice to set the stage for the insanity.  Dunk (not drunk as you may suspect!) participants get people to sponsor them ($50 per sponsor) and they literally bare all and jump into icy Deep Creek Lake to raise money for Maryland’s Special Olympics.  Well, not bare all, but last year I did see a guy in Speedos with swim fins and a snorkel mask on, as painful as that may sound.  That’s where this gets even more interesting…Aside from the body bearers, some people come dressed up in all kinds of unique, wacky, fun costumes which add even more enjoyment for spectators.  Make the decision now; are you a dunker or a watcher?  No matter what you do, don’t miss this exciting and fun event that revolves around raising money for a first class charity organization.

Garrett County Special Olympics Dunk

Deep Creek Lake Dunk

Deep Creek Lake Dunk
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Deep Creek Lake Dunk
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

 

Deep Creek Lake Dunk
Deep Creek Dunk Gnome chillin

Deep Creek Lake Dunk 2010

 

Although a surprise blizzard kept a few people from making it to the Deep Creek Lake Dunk, you could hardly tell by the huge crowd of people that came and showed support for the courageous 450+ dunkers, who braved the sub-freezing lake temperatures to raise money for the Special Olympics. Every parking spot within a mile radius was occupied by a pumped-up group of dunkers and supporters who were all there to show support for an exciting event, and a heartfelt cause. Some dunk supporters showed up on snowmobiles and even walked on snowshoes across a frozen snow covered lake.

Deep Creek Lake Dunk
Deep Creek Dunk peace from a cool chic
Deep Creek Lake Dunk
Deep Creek Dunk

 

 

Dunkers turned up the volume of craziness with wacky costumes from wrestler look-a-likes, gnomes, clowns, kings, wizards, vikings…..you name it. Of course, there were a lot of women in bikinis and unfortunately some men in Speedos! But at the end of the day, everyone involved had a fantastic time supporting all the dunkers who sacrificed a lot of goose bumps and, as the events sweatshirts advertised “shrinkage”, in icy cold muddy waters.

Deep Creek Lake Dunk
Down goes Taylor-Made Real Estate Manager Bob Carney!

The fun carried over to The Black Bear Tavern through the afternoon and into evening with live music from the Davisson Brothers Band and Poison Whiskey. Everyone involved shared pride in participating in an event that traditionally kicks off the Special Olympics games at Wisp Resort.  A total of $95,246 was raised for the cause. Good luck to all Special Olympians who start competition on Monday.

Deep Creek Lake Dunk
Macho Man at the Deep Creek Dunk
Deep Creek Lake Dunk
dunk by snowshoe

The Special Olympics and the Deep Creek Dunk

 

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

The Special Olympics and the Deep Creek Dunk

The Special Olympics and the Deep Creek Lake Dunk

The Special Olympics and the Deep Creek Dunk
Captain America dunking

 

As Garrett County’s traditional weekend kickoff party fundraiser, the Deep Creek Lake Dunk, edges closer let’s all keep in mind during our entertaining, fun-filled weekend what it is we are all raising money for.

 

The Special Olympics and the Deep Creek Dunk
Mooo…?
The Special Olympics and the Deep Creek Dunk
On the fence…
The Special Olympics and the Deep Creek Dunk
Gene Simmons digs the dunk!

In 1962, Eunice Kennedy Shriver started a summer day camp for children and adults with intellectual disabilities at her home in Maryland to explore their capabilities in a variety of sports and physical activities. In 1968, the 1st International Special Olympics Summer Games are held at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, USA.  One thousand individuals with intellectual disabilities from 26 U.S. states and Canada compete in track and field and swimming. This one-woman crusade has bloomed into one of the most loved and respected organizations in the World.

The Special Olympics and the Deep Creek Dunk
Great spirit!
The Special Olympics and the Deep Creek Dunk
Elton John is feeling groovy about the dunk
The Special Olympics and the Deep Creek Dunk
Prince
The Special Olympics and the Deep Creek Dunk
Awesome costume!

I have heard stories about the athlete’s heartwarming camaraderie, their enduring enthusiasm, and the eternal spirit that burns deeply in the souls of everyone competing. After a guaranteed fun weekend at the Deep Creek Dunk with your family and friends, pick out a few hours early in the week and volunteer a little of your time to learn exactly what The Special Olympics spirit is all about. Share a hug, a smile, and encourage and cheer on these special Olympians as if they were your own. Volunteer Registration starts on Monday March 1st at the Wisp Resort Hotel in the Crawford Room 7:30-8:30 a.m.

The Special Olympics and the Deep Creek Dunk
Nemo deep creek dunk
The Special Olympics and the Deep Creek Dunk
kitty kat lady deep creek dunk
The Special Olympics and the Deep Creek Dunk
Paul Stanley deep creek dunk

Here is The Special Olympics Schedule at Wisp Resort.

The Special Olympics and the Deep Creek Dunk
The Special Olympics and the Deep Creek Dunk