One of the biggest questions we get asked is, what the heck is a Super Plunge? Well, that is a great question and we have a great answer. The Super Plunge is a Penguin or Polar Bear plunge taken to a whole new level. At those events they plunged into the ocean one time and call it a day. With the Super Plunge we have taken it up 23 notches by plunging into the near freezing ocean waters once PER hour for a 24 hour period. In order for a plunge to be credited, it has to be a full submersion plunge, no excuses and no backing out.
Next question is always WHY plunge into the ice cold waters of Narragansett Bay 24 times. Each Super Plunge team member may have different motivations for joining the Team but the most common reason is we do it for the over 3,200 athletes that make up Special Olympics RI. It is our Teams goal not only to raise awareness of these amazing athletes but help with funding to provide countless opportunities to each of the athletes with NO cost to them.
The Super Plunge came to life 5 years ago when Chief Elwood Johnson completed the 24 hour event by himself. The following year he was joined by 4 other plungers and the year after I was lucky enough to join the Team. This year we have a Team of 10. We are also proud to say that we will have our first ever Super Plunge athlete, Michael Bullock joining the Team.
If you would like more information on Super Plunge sponsorship opportunities or to sponsor one of our Super Plungers, please contact Tracy Garabedian at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Super Plunge Team Member