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46th Annual Special Olympics Rhode Island Penguin Plunge
Paul Harrington

A Message From Paul Harrington

Thank you for visiting my Penguin Plunge page! On January 1, 2022, at 12:00 Noon, the waddle begins on the 46th Penguin Plunge for Special Olympics of RI! 2021 has certainly been an interesting and challenging year so far. I'd put this in the back of my mind to maybe do. I realized 2022 will mark my 7th decade on this rock, and 35 years of plunging! How can I not do it for the athletes I've supported all these years? So, it's a late start, but I pray for the continued generosity of all that have supported in the past. Thank you! For my 35th Plunge I hope to raise $10,000 towards our $90,000.00 goal. So I'm asking all that can to double or even triple their donation in celebration of 35 years of plunging! Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts. Your donation won't keep us Penguins warm, but it will help raise funds for Special Olympics Rhode Island, a program of sports training and athletic competition for 3000+ children and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. I would also like to invite you to come down and see us go in the water. The plunge is attended by thousands of people and hundreds jump in every year. You will definitely see some sights. If you have a "bucket list" and want to do something crazy for a great cause before you die, consider jumping in!! You can tell people that you have done something that many would never dare. (sort of how I started 34 years ago). Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too! Freezin' for a reason, Paul Penguin Excelsior 2004 PS If you prefer you can also mail a check made out to Special Olympics RI to me at: Paul Harrington PO Box 847 North Kingstown RI 02852

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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.
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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