The Super Plunge

The SUPER PLUNGE is an effort to increase both awareness and fundraising for the Special Olympics Rhode Island. It’s a new spin on a traditional plunge, where a team of individuals plunge into near freezing water once EVERY HOUR for a 24 hour period.  24 hours, 24 plunges, full submersion, no excuses, no backing out!  Since this event started 11 years ago, it’s become one of our most unique and talked about fundraising events.

The 2023 Torch Run Super Plunge team raised a combined $136,000!

The 2024 Super Plunge Team:
Elwood Johnson (11 years)
Bo Mathews (10 years)
Rick LaBreche (9 years)
Bill Ziehl (8 years)
Mark Brasil (7 years)
Michael Bullock – Team Captain (6 years)
Ann-Marie Brasil (6 years)
David Ricciarelli (5 years)
Jon Ricciarelli (5 years)
Mac Hindle (3 year)
Mike Horan (3 year)
Dan O’Neil (New team member)
Brittany Carpenter (New team member)
Patrick Mulcahy (New team member)


Thank you to the Super Plunge’s most generous sponsors:

Newport Propane, Newport RI – who provides all the heaters and propane to keep the plungers warm.
Kloter Farms, Ellington, CT – provides the beautiful custom built sheds which serve as shelters for the plungers.
Sundog of New England, Johnston, RI – donated heaters for the custom built sheds.

2024 Super Plunge Sponsors