37th Annual Penguin Plunge will be at Roger Wheeler State Beach


The 37th Annual Penguin Plunge for Special Olympics Rhode Island will be held Tuesday, Jan. 1 at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett. Hundreds are expected to be “Freezin for a Reason” when they take the plunge at exactly 12 noon to raise money for Special Olympics Rhode Island.

The Penguin Plunge for Special Olympics is one of the original New Year’s Day Plunges in Rhode Island and is a tradition for generation after generation of plungers. The Penguin Committee is working hard to plan an event like no other. Visit the website at www.specialolympicsri.org to get the official pledge form or to use our online fundraising site to create your own fundraising page. All proceeds from this event will benefit over 2,800 athletes that compete year-round in over 1,400 training opportunities and athletic competitions.

Over the past 37 years the event has transformed into one of the largest and most successful fundraising events for Special Olympics Rhode Island, raising more than $2 million in more than three decades. Although fundraising is not required to plunge, it is strongly encouraged.


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