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We take Our Fun and Fundraising Seriously...in Seacoast New HampshirePenguin Plunge

The 12th Annual Hampton Beach Penguin Plunge Fundraiser Event on February 6, 2011 helps raise awareness and support for the athletes of Special Olympics New Hampshire. This is the New Hampshire Chapter of the Special Olympics started by Eunice Kennedy Shriver on July 20, 1968 in Chicago. Today non-profit Special Olympics New Hampshire helps 3,500 intellectually challenged children and adults train and compete in state and national athletic events.

 Think you know what a Penguin Plunge is all about? Yeah, you probably do. Its your most frigid nightmare, but hey, its for a good cause.

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                                                                                                                                                                               Think you've got what it takes to raise money by hurling yourself into the icy Atlantic in February? Then click here and sign yourself up as a "Plunger."

Think you've got what it takes to raise money and support these heroic individuals while staying warm and watching the events from the comfort of the "Chicken Coop", then sign yourself up as a "Chicken."

Think you've got what it takes to look at photos of frozen people having fun from previous Hampton Beach Penguin Plunges, click here.

Sponsors for this event include WMUR-TV, WOKQ 97.5, Coca Cola, Marshall Tent Rental, Logo Loc LTD, Circle K Stores, New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association, the Town of Hampton, KBW Staffing & Recruiting, AMICA Insurance and Stonyfield Organic.

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Comments (10)

Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I've never been, but I imagine it is something to see.  No chance of me taking the plunge...that water is too cold in August for me, LOL! 

Jan 17, 2011 10:22 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Sharon - Me too! I love the Seacoast, but the water is too cold for me anytime of the year. I'm a big fan of 88 degs in my pool. I really appreciate what these people do to make this a fun event.

Jan 17, 2011 10:39 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Looks like a good event as long as I am not plunging. Be sure to post some pictures!

 The colors of winter in Maryland. Life is good!

Jan 18, 2011 04:27 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Roy - Thanks for dropping by. I should be able to get some good photos of this one! What a hoot.

Jan 18, 2011 06:54 AM
Larry Atkins
State Wide Realty Co. - Farmville, VA
Veteran Owned & Operated

This looks like a great event and a worth cause....but I think I'll have to skip the plunge, it's a little cold for me too.

Jan 18, 2011 12:38 PM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Hi Larry - We live in New England, so we expect it to be cold in the winter, but this goes beyond frigid.

Jan 18, 2011 09:41 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

John, What a fun event. The only way I would enjoy being a “frozen people having fun” would be this … an event that is for the benefit of others.

Jan 20, 2011 04:46 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Kathleen - Its cold enough for me just being a spectator. I think it is a bit like psyching yourself up to walk across a fire pit. Yikes!

Jan 20, 2011 09:03 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Just stopping by to wish you a great weekend. We have a sunny but very windy day in Maryland.

The colors of winter in Kentlands. Life is good in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Feb 19, 2011 01:22 AM
John McCarthy
North Hampton, NH
Realtor - Seacoast NH

Roy - Thanks for stopping by. Its quite windy here as well. We even lost power last night. Didn't mind that too much. I finished the cooking on the gas grill and we dined by candlelight. Hope your weekend is great too!

Feb 19, 2011 02:05 AM