Registration open for Special Olympics Penguin Plunge


On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 Special Olympics Rhode Isladn will host the 37th Annual Penguin Plunge at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett. Join thousands of individuals who will be "Freezin for a Reason" when they take the plunge at exactly 12 p.m. to raise money for Special Olympics Rhode Island. It's going to be the "Coolest Event" in Rhode Island with plenty of chills, thrills and fun for the whole family.

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, so visit the website at to get your official pledge form or to use the 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 over $2 million over three decades. Although fundraising is not required to plunge, it is strongly encouraged.

For more information about the 2013 Penguin Plunge for Special Olympics Rhode Island please contact Tracy Garabedian, Director of Event Management at (401) 349-4900 ext. 321.


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