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46th Annual Special Olympics Rhode Island Penguin Plunge

46th Annual Special Olympics Rhode Island Penguin Plunge
Updated December 20, 2021

The Penguin Plunge is on!

However, as with everything else in our lives this past year, it will look a little different.

Please understand that the changes we’ve made to our traditional Penguin Plunge are to limit crowding, keep everyone safe while supporting the great athletes of Special Olympics Rhode Island!

 Instead of one large plunge at noon, we will offer time slots limited to 75 plungers each:

a.       10:15amFamily-Friendly plunge; arrive between 9:30 and 9:45

b.      11:00am;arrive between 10:15 and 10:30

c.       11:45am;arrive between 11:00 and 11:15

d.      12:30pm;arrive between 11:45 and 12:00

e.    1:30pm; arrive between 12:45 and 1:00

More details about the January 1, 2022 Penguin Plunge will be emailed to each pre-registered plunger (if you don't see it, please check your Junk or Spam folder).

All plungers are encouraged to raise a minimum donation of $50 for this event.

Plunge in person OR Plunge virtually, you choose.

For more information about the 2022 Penguin Plunge for Special Olympics Rhode Island please contact Tracy Garabedian, Director of Special Events at 349-4900 ext. 321 or email at tracy@specialolympicsri.org.

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In Support of Special Olympics RI
Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. Through sports, health, education and community programming, Special Olympics is tackling inactivity, intolerance, isolation and injustice that people throughout the world face, especially people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Rhode Island is one of the state’s most dynamic programs, providing over 1,600 year-round sports training and athletic competition opportunities to more than 4,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Rhode Island hosts over 40 statewide tournaments and competitions each year in 20 official and demonstration sports.
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RI Freemasons

Anthony & Parker Amaral

Freemasons, family and friends banding together in the shivering waters of the Atlantic to support RI Special Olympics

$20,231 RAISED (202%)
22
Participants

Hopkins Hill FD

Frank Brown

$8,405
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18
Participants

The Icebreakers

Henry Fellela

The Icebreakers have been plunging for the last ten years. This event has become very near and dear to all of us. We’re all about tradition and having fun. While contributing to a great cause the Special Olympics!

$7,328 RAISED (146%)
16
Participants

Team Tarro

Tejal Tarro

As a family, we wanted to start out the new year in alignment with two things we care a lot about: sharing amazing experiences together as a family and supporting people and organizations, such as Special Olympics, who do the important work of creating a more inclusive world.

$830
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4
Participants

The Prout School Swim Team

Ella Niedelman

We are the Prout School Swim Team. Our team is motivated to support the mission of the Special Olympics. We are looking to give back.

$811 RAISED (162%)
7
Participants

The Allstars

Kyle Gray

Washing away 2021 and jumping into 2022 the only way we know how...in the freezing cold waters of Narragansett Bay!

$688 RAISED (105%)
7
Participants

Unified Dolphins

Rob Hayes

The Unified Dolphins is a Jr. athlete team. It was started back in 2019 and has grown tremendously. Please help support Special Olympics and our team!

$560 RAISED (55%)
5
Participants

Rick Raf’s Penguins

Emily Raftery-Smith

Happy Plunge Season!!! For the tenth year in a row, we’re going to be helping fundraise money for our favorite organization, Special Olympics Rhode Island!! We all know and love a few athletes who participate in the games down at URI every year, and it is so important to us:) Of course ten years means ten years without our Grampy, Rick Raftery, our penguin in heaven who did the plunge for over 30 YEARS!! We do this in memory of him, and all of our loved ones who always supported us (or jumped in the freezing cold water with us!) Thank you to everyone who donates money, passes the link along, or comes swimming with us on New Year’s Day to kick off 2022! We couldn’t do this without your support! Peace and Love, Emily and Payton

$557 RAISED (111%)
4
Participants

Bow Tie Killer Penguins

Andrea Schober

$490 RAISED (244%)
2
Participants

Smithfield Freezin' For a Reason

Randy Rossi

On Saturday, January 1st, we have committed to starting 2022 off right by taking the Plunge for the athletes of the Rhode Island Special Olympics by taking a chilly dip in alongside many other warm-hearted people. We know – you’re probably getting cold just thinking about it! But the cold that we will feel is temporary…the positive impact this will have on the lives of thousands of athletes will last a lifetime.

$490 RAISED (163%)
1
Participant

Up to Snow Good

Normand Martin

Help Mindy Olsen, David Moone and Normand Martin raise money for the Special Olympics.

$465 RAISED (232%)
5
Participants

Team RI USA Swim Team

Rachel Rasnick

We are Special Olympic athletes who were honored to represent team RI at the USA games in Seattle Washington.

$449 RAISED (449%)
3
Participants

Team Rancho Relaxo

Andrea Hutnak

Team Rancho Relaxo is going remote for the 46th (Andrea's 26th) annual Penguin Plunge.

$435 RAISED (108%)
1
Participant

Freezin’ for a Reason

Stephanie

This will be my 3rd annual Penguin Plunge, my first as team captain. I have two children who I hope one day join me to raise money for this wonderful cause. I welcome you to join my team in efforts to raise awareness and funding for the Special Olympics. We need to make a comeback from 2021. I appreciate all donations of any denomination to help me reach my goal.

$399 RAISED (79%)
2
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Bozos on the Bus

Michael Johnson

$365
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5
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ICE ICE BABIES

Tracey Robinson

$312 RAISED (62%)
9
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Age of Shivery

Kyle Demeulenaere

$305
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8
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Team Laudon

David Bennet

Brandon and I will be participating in the Penguin Plunge 🐧 once again! Please help us reach our fundraising goals with a donation!

$304 RAISED (60%)
2
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Team NancyFancy

Matthew Houde

Sports team have there famous saying "Let's Go" Ours is "We're Back!!" Plunge was cancelled due to the pandemic last year. Summer Special Olympics have been cancelled the last 2 years. Nancy participates in swimming. Thanks everyone.

$302 RAISED (151%)
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East Coast Elves

Ernie Almonte

$257 RAISED (51%)
4
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Wet Waddlers

Megan

$252 RAISED (503%)
7
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The Snoop Dogs

Trista

A family team motivated by our wish to give back to the community and strong desire to spread awareness and to support Special Olympics RI. WE ARE READY TO PLUNGEEEE🥶🥶

$252 RAISED (100%)
5
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Brown University Student Veterans Society

Brehan Brady

The Brown SVS is dedicated to continuing to serve our nation and community through participation in local events which improve the lives of those who live in the Ocean State. We are excited to have this opportunity to help raise funds for the incredible athletes of the Rhode Island Special Olympics.

$228 RAISED (22%)
2
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Icy Bits

Joe Webster

$225 RAISED (45%)
2
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Cobra Kai

ryan lawhorne

$200 RAISED (133%)
4
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The Newbies

Shannon Conroy

Getting friends together to try something new for a cause! The doctor I work for promised to match the money our team raises with a donation of his own! What more motivation could we need?

$163 RAISED (81%)
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Team Carberry

terrance carberry

$125 RAISED (50%)
0
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Rhode Warriors

Joshua Howard

The Rhode warriors are a group of airman from the 143rd airlift wing group, family members and friends who are trying to raise money for the special olympics. This foundation hits home to many participants! This will be our second year participating and hope to raise as much as possible!

$106 RAISED (7%)
1
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Kevin & Christian

Kevin Pigeon

$105
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0
Participants

Natural Born Kickers and friends

Juliet Peloquin

We are the Natural Born Kickers! A local Rhode Island kickball team who loves to give back! Join us in the plunge or on the kickball fields!

$104 RAISED (20%)
3
Participants

Raiders Plungers

Crystal Wyman

$104
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6
Participants

Hawkins Woods DG Plungers

Dave Moulson

$102 RAISED (20%)
6
Participants

Ice Queens

Kate Mills

$102 RAISED (102%)
2
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Frosty Felines

Abigail Lewis

$100 RAISED (100%)
3
Participants

Team Tough Cookie

Haley Kehoe

$89 RAISED (59%)
1
Participant

Team Kilday

Gina Kilday

$83 RAISED (110%)
0
Participants

Two Fargin Ice-Holes

Thomas Gallagher

Just two Fargin Ice Holes easing money for a great cause. So donate you cheap Ice Hole!

$61 RAISED (12%)
1
Participant

Team DiMuccio

Kristen DiMuccio

Join us and start the year off with a challenge while raising money for the amazing athletes who compete for the Special Olympics

$53 RAISED (10%)
2
Participants

Mike's Plungers

James Whitehead

$52 RAISED (52%)
1
Participant

Chillin with my Gnomies

Nick Gonnella

$52
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4
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ENERGY

Michael Kelvey

We are here to spread positive vibes, energy & laughter!

$50
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0
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Hog Minae

Derek Brillon

$45
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5
Participants

Peak Penguins

Jim Dobson

$0 RAISED (0%)
1
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We're the Fugawee

Jason N Meunier

We are about anything that is Rhode Island and we're looking forward to this incredible tradition and supporting Special Olympics

$0 RAISED (0%)
3
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Darth Taters

Kendra Plant

$0
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Chillin with our Gnomies

Nick Gonnella

Raising money for one of our favorite organizations.Our son loves being a part of Special Olympics doing the plunge is one of our favorite New Years traditions

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Beagen Crew

Joey Beagen

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