Thank you everyone that turned out Jan 1st for the 7th Annual RICAN/OCEAN HOUSE MARINA Polar Plunge event. Even with the bone chilling cold, our plunge went forth and we had a blast! We had over 100 spectators bundled up and cheering on the New Year’s Day plungers. These crazies took the plunge and quickly leapt back out of the water to an awaiting “pre-warmed” towel provided by HD Supply. A special shout out to the Chariho and Burrillville wrestling teams that challenged one another to a “dip”. These young men raised over $1400 dollars for RI CAN AND were one of the few brave souls to go toe-to-toe with mother nature. Thank you guys!
Overall, we had another great year and raised 42,000! surpassing our intended goal of $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 to those need 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 and pastry 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. Additionally, as we warmed ourselves inside, the duet BOAT CAKE (Art Smith and Patrick Cozzalino) kept our toes tapping from 12-3. Thanks guys for coming out of retirement for this event!
We are deeply appreciative of all the local businesses** that provided over 30 raffle prizes.
A heartfelt thanks 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 7 years ago.
We are so excited to start this year out with such a SPLASH and are looking forward to working with you all for the 2019 plunge!
THANK YOU ALL FOR TAKING ACTION AND CARING ABOUT YOUR COMMUNITY!
SPECIAL thanks to the Breachway Grill, Boat Cake, Westerly Sanitation and Charlestown Mini Super for their in-kind support that makes this event such a success each year.
|Ocean House Marina|
|1st Alliance Lending, LLC|
|Professional Planning Group|
|The Bakery- Charlestown|
|The Charlestown Chamber of Commerce|
|Carousel Industries of North America|
|Chariho Rotary (Individual)|
|Chariho Rotary Sponsorship|
|Charlestown Rathskeller Tavern Inc.|
|Crotty Body Works, LLC|
|Friends of Kay BEV Brookedge Village|
|Key Real Estate Services, LLC|
|Michaels Shell Route 1 (East West market)|
|Pats Power Equipment|
|Stasiunas Construction, Inc.|
|The Washington Trust Company|
|Ninigret Marine, Inc.|
Thank you to all the local businesses and Families that lent a hand by providing raffle prizes for this event
|EARTH CARE FARM|
|THE BERARD FAMILY|
|UPTOWN SEASIDE SALON|
|EARTH CARE FARM|
|KINGSTOWN PIZZA OF RICHMOND|
|SUBWAY OF RICHMOND|
|A FIVE GUYS|
|BREACH WAY DISTRIBUTORS|