Register your Team Today for the 13th Annual AGH Penguin Swim

12-04-2006

On January 1, the beachfront of the Princess Royale Hotel on 91st Street in Ocean City will be crowded once again with hundreds of Penguin Swim participants and spectators ready to cheer them on as the penguins plunge into the icy Atlantic to raise money for their community hospital.

Everyone is invited to join a team – or form a new one – and take part in Atlantic General Hospital's 13th Annual Penguin Swim on New Year's Day. And, each is imparted with the challenge of making the event even bigger and better than ever before.

AGH's Special Events Committee, chaired by Gail Whaley, has a fun-filled event planned for Penguins who are willing to take a dip in the Atlantic and also for all who want to cheer them on. Registration starts at noon on January 1, 2007 in the Atrium at the Princess Royale with the swim starting at 1 pm.

Wonderful prizes will be awarded to our brave Penguins who raise funds for getting wet for a good cause. Penguins who raise $25 will have their choice of a baseball cap, skull cap, tote, or penguin socks. Those who raise $75 will receive a silk screened long sleeve T-shirt. Penguins who raise $150 will receive a silk screened sweat shirt, and those who raise $250 will receive an embroidered bathrobe or two beach towels.

First, second and third place trophies will be awarded to individual penguins who raise the most money as well as to teams of penguins who raise the most money. Special recognition will also be given to the youngest and oldest penguin.

All teams are encouraged to pre-register and contact the hospital’s development office as soon as possible to receive team registration information and sponsorship packets.

The Princess Royale has opened their Atrium from noon to 2 pm to brave Penguins and their fans. Swim in their indoor pool and enjoy the hot tubs. The event promises to be a fantastic way to spend your New Year's Day. For more information or to receive a Registration/Sponsor form, please call Janis Foley, Director of Development, at 410-641-9644 or email her at jfoley@atlanticgeneral.org.

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