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Penguin Swim reminder: get ready for plunge

(Dec. 11, 2014) It’s time to sign up for the Atlantic General Hospital Penguin Swim. This New Year’s Day marks the 21st anniversary for the event, which has become a local tradition on the shore.
Penguins are encouraged to come wearing costumes and awards will be presented to the best dressed. Special recognition awards will be given to oldest and youngest penguins, as well.
First-, second- and third-place trophies will be awarded to those who raise the most money in divisions for individuals and adults, penguins 18 and under, and teams – businesses and community groups/organizations.
All penguins will receive incentive prizes based on individual fundraising efforts.
Individual and team participants can register now to start collecting donations. For more information or to register, visit Find the event on Facebook at or call the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation office at 410-641-9671 for paper forms.
On Wednesday, Dec. 31, from 2-4 p.m. will be pre-registration and advance check-in as well as prize pick-up in the Princess Royale Hotel Atrium on 91st Street. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. the day of the swim. The 21st annual Penguin Swim will start promptly at 1 p.m., New Year’s Day.
Proceeds from the event, gathered through corporate sponsorships and participant fundraising, support the strategic plans undertaken by Atlantic General Hospital to uphold its mission to improve individual and community health. Atlantic General Hospital is a 501(c) 3 organization.