43rd Annual Penguin Plunge

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Join us on  Tuesday, January 1, 2019 and help us celebrate the 43rd Annual Penguin Plunge for Special Olympics Rhode Island 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 noon 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.

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The Penguin Plunge Committee has worked hard to ensure that this event would be a success with an opportunity for some great photos, video and interviews from plungers and spectators.

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All proceeds from this event will benefit more than 3,900 athletes that compete year-round in over 1,600 training opportunities and athletic competitions.

Over the past 43 years the event has transformed into one of the largest and most successful fundraising events for Special Olympics Rhode Island raising over $3 million dollars.  All plungers are encouraged to fundraise for this event.

Contact Information:

For more information regarding the 43rd Annual Penguin Plunge Media Advisory, please contact  Gerri Walter, Director of Marketing & Communications via email at gerri@specialolympicsri.org , office phone at (401) 349-4900 or via cell phone at (401) 527-1086.