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Icy Cold Penguin Swim on New Year's Day



    This New Year's Day, hundreds of penguins (the human type of penguin...is there a human type of penguin?) are taking a dip into the very cold (40 degree) Atlantic ocean on the shores of Maryland for the 18th Annual Penguin Swim. 

    This penguin plunge is held to raise funds for the local not-for-profit Atlantic General Hospital.  Last year, 900+ penguins took that icy plunge and hundreds more watched them as they shivered through the dip. 
    A costume contest is also being held for the most creative (read: crazy) outfits. Don't worry all you non-costumed Penguins, if you raise $25 or more, you'll go home with an incentive prize.  
    All Penguins are to meet at the Princess Royale at 91st St. (Ocean City) at 1:00p.m. New Years Day.  Registration and incentive pick-up for the swim begins at 11:30a.m. New Years Day at the Princess Royale atrium.
    Pick up your prizes early and turn in your money with pre-registration. Pre-registration is available from 2p.m. -4p.m. the day before the event at Princess Royale.
    Happy Icy Plunge Year!
    INCENTIVE PRIZES for the 2012 event:
    $25: choice of a beanie style hat or a puffer penguin
    $75: choice of penguin hat or a long-sleeved tee shirt
    $150: choice of sweatshirt or beach towel
    $250: choice of mini corn hole set or trunk organizer
    For more info, call 410-641-9644 or email aunger@atlanticgeneral.org