As CEO of Special Olympics Rhode Island, I am proud of every athlete who participates in our program, all 3,400 of them! Today, I am particularly proud of one very “special” athlete and that is Michael Bullock.  Last weekend, March 4 – 5, Michael was the first athlete to complete the Super Plunge held at Salty Brine State Beach – on the coldest weekend of the year! For those of you who don’t know, the Super Plunge consists of 24 plunges every hour on the hour from 1:00 p.m. on Saturday thru Noon on Sunday – and you must go under!!  At 2:00 a.m., the wind chill brought the temperatures to -2 degrees.

Michael was one of 10 Super Plungers who braved the wind and the cold and raised $86,000 to support the athletes of Special Olympics Rhode Island! Our grateful thanks to all of our Super Plungers for your unwavering support of the athletes of Special Olympics Rhode Island!!

Also, on Saturday, March 4, over 100 students and teachers, participated in the Unified Champion Schools Plunge which generated $25,000 and on March 5, police, fire and correction officers participated in the Torch Run Plunge which generated $40,000 for Special Olympics Rhode Island! So, on the coldest weekend of the year, $150,000 was raised!

Thank you to all but especially to Michael Bullock for your amazing rookie year and a key member of our Super Plunge team!