Penguin Plunge raises money for Special Olympics RI

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NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) — From Westerly to Tiverton, dozens of people across Rhode Island braved the cold waters of the Atlantic Thursday for a good cause.

One such event on New Year’s Day was the 39th Annual Penguin Plunge at Roger Wheeler State Beach in Narragansett.

Those participating plunged into the frigid water to benefit the Special Olympics of Rhode Island.

“This is great today, a lot of these people raise money for Special Olympics. It’s a great charity, and that’s what it’s all about,” said Wayne Meunier of Warwick. “Today we might make a record, I hope it’s there.”

Everyone who donated to take part in Thursday’s plunge walked away wet and cold – but also with an official 2015 Penguin Plunge t-shirt to remember the event.

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