2017 Polar Plunge

Freezin’ For A Reason

Thank you everyone that turned out for the RICAN/OCEAN HOUSE MARINA Polar Plunge event.  We had an absolute blast on the sunny, balmy, beautiful beach day.

We surpassed our goal of $30,000 and raised over $40,000!!! This is the highest collection ever and we owe it all to the support of our local business owners, community and amazing volunteers who generously gave to this campaign. These proceeds will be used to provide food, personals, and emergency care to anyone in the local area.  This is what community is all about and what a great way to start out the New Year by doing something to help your neighbor.

Thank you to John and Tracy Sawyer from The Bakery for not only sponsoring the event but providing free coffee to those that donated and to Craig Marr and his ace staff at the Breach Way Grill.  Craig and team kept delicious pizza, sandwiches, and soda flowing for our plungers and spectators post the splash.

We are deeply appreciative of all the local businesses** that provided over 30 raffle prizes and for Stedman’s of Wakefield for donating a bike for silent auction. Congratulations Aubrey Currier who rode away on the 20” inch pink bike complete with helmet!

A heartfelt thank you to our ever growing list of sponsors*.  A special shout out to Rob and Pam Lyons of Ocean House Marina who have been our premier sponsor since this event’s inception 6 years ago.  We also want to recognize Schneider Electric for providing a grant that helped with event expenses.

We are so excited to start this year out with such a SPLASH and are looking forward to working with you all for the 2018 plunge!


*We thank the below 2017 RICAN Ocean House Marina Polar Plunge sponsors for their support of this event!

Ocean House Marina Double Platinum-RICAN Corporate Partner
First Alliance Lending Platinum
Schneider Electric Platinum
Chariho Furniture Gold
United Builders Supply Gold
Charlestown Chamber of Commerce Gold
The Bakery- Charlestown Gold
Michaels Shell Rt 1 Gold
Crotty Bodyworks Silver
Matunuck Oyster Bar Silver
Stasiunas Companies Silver
Pats Power Equipment Bronze
Washington Trust Bank Bronze

**Thank you to all the local business that lent a hand by providing raffle prizes for this event

  • Beachway Grill
  • Pinecrest Golf
  • The Rathskeller
  • Charlestown Wine and Spirits
  • Providence Bruins- Nicole Wilbur
  • Uptown Seaside Salon
  • Jennifer’s Salon
  • Nordic Lodge
  • Charlestown Mini Super
  • Sea Goose
  • Ace Hardware
  • Mills Creek Natural Market
  • OPT Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
  • Ocean Mist
  • Stop and Shop, Richmond
  • Woodriver Inn
  • Five Guys
  • Narragansett Wraps
  • Subway Narragansett
  • Jim’s Dock

Check out our pics and footage on our RICAN Polar Plunge Facebook page!