46th Annual Special Olympics Rhode Island Penguin Plunge
Rachel Lenihan

A Message From Rachel Lenihan

Thank you for your help in celebrating the 46th Annual Penguin Plunge! Your contribution will benefit the Special Olympics of Rhode Island. Any amount matters and nothing is too little! Thank you - Rachel


raised of $200 goal



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Special Olympics RI
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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  2. Paul Lenihan
    Paul Lenihan gave a $100 donation to support Rachel Lenihan
    Go Rachel!!!
    5 months ago · Like
  3. Sharon Domaleski gave a $75 donation to support Rachel Lenihan
    What a way to PLUNGE into the New Year! You GO GIRL! Happy New Year and Best of Luck! Sharon 💜
    6 months ago · Like
  4. Susan Trucksess
    Susan Trucksess gave a $25 donation to support Rachel Lenihan
    Go girls go
    6 months ago · Like
  5. Ally Tessier
    Ally Tessier gave a $10 donation to support Rachel Lenihan
    Get ready to crush it!
    6 months ago · Like
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  • Paul Lenihan
    10000 1640636728
  • Sharon Domaleski
    7500 1638918174
  • Susan Trucksess
    2500 1638127911
  • Ally Tessier
    1000 1638070916