Join Emperor Penguins Mark Ericson and Karen Kiley from WOKQ's Morning Waking Crew, along with WMUR-TV 9's Chief Meteorologist Mike Haddad as they welcome new and returning Plungers to the 2013 Plunge.
The Plunge is a fundraising event that benefits Special Olympics New Hampshire. Participants (Plungers) raise funds to run (Plunge) into the ice-cold Atlantic Ocean at Hampton Beach. On February 3rd, why not dress like you're "going to the chapel" and Plunge? You need only to raise $350 (including your $50 non-refundable registration fee) to experience The Plunge!
Are you ready? Sounds like WMUR and WOKQ are ready..
Click on the link below to check out their Penguin Plunge PSA!
2013 Award Categories
King Penguin - Plunger who raises the largest amount of money
King Flock - Flock (with a minimum of five members) that has the highest dollar average raised per plunger.
Little Penguin - 1st year Plunger who raises the largest amount of money.
Adelie Penguin - 5th year Plungers.
Galapagos Penguin - 10th year Plungers.
Yellow-eyed Penguin - Plunger wearing the best costume.
Yellow-eyed Flock - Flock wearing the best Costumes.
Macaroni Flock - Flock that raises the most money.
Snares Flock - Flock that makes an exceptional contribution to the Plunge through their spirit, loyalty & fundraising.
Chinstrap Penguin - Pampered Penguin who raises the largest amount of money.
- The first Plunge in 2000 had 159 participants.
- In 2011, 699 Plungers braved the icy Atlantic, each raising an average of $705 for Special Olympics New Hampshire.
- In 2012, 703 Plungers jumped into the ocean and raised $508,692 for Special Olympics New Hampshire!
to view the pictures from the 2012 Penguin Plunge!