Penguin Swim

Thank You! The 2018 Penguin Swim Raised $97,000!

420 Penguins and 29 Teams participated in the 24th Annual Penguin Swim on Monday, January 1, 2018 at The Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel at 91st Street & the Ocean in Ocean City, Maryland.

Thank You to all of this year’s Penguins, Teams, and Supporters
for their participation and contributions to the 2018 Penguin Swim!

Thank You to the Penguin Swim Committee for their hard work
and dedication to make this event a success!
Michael Cylc & Phillip Cheung, Committee Co-Chairs
Valarie D’Ambrogi
Sal Fasano
Aaron Finney
Shou Goldberg
Angie Hayden
Madalaine How
Stacey Jones
Gary Miller
Colby Phillips
Emily Tunis
Gail Whaley
Todd Ferrante, AGH Foundation Board Chair
and the AGH Foundation Development Team
Joy Stokes, Kam LaBrunda, Tammy Patrick, Toni Keiser

Special Thanks to...
Chris Pappenfort and the Princess Royale Staff
Wayne Cannon, Emcee
Erik & Earl Cantine, Ice Sculptors
Harry O, Live Music
Lollipop the Clown, Face Painter
TR Group, Live Streaming
The Mermaids
Sherman the Shorebird
The many AGH Associates and Community Member Volunteers
who helped with this event!


1. Bull on the Beach (Ocean City, Md.), $35,000*
2. AGH Poppin’ Penguins (Berlin, Md.), $3,080
3. Blazing Suns (Ocean City, Md.), $1,000
*The Bull on the Beach team has contributed more than $500,000
to the AGH Penguin Swim since it started in 1994.

1. Ocean City Ravens Roost #44 (Ocean City, Md.), $13,602*
2. It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere (Port Jefferson, Ny.), $1,765
3. O’Jettskis (Ocean City, Md.), $275
*The Ravens Roost team has contributed more than $95,000
to the AGH Penguin Swim over the last ten years.

1. Psychedelic Penguins (Ocean City, Md.), $900
2. Cotton Headed Ninny Muggins (Jersey City, Nj.), $675
3. Team Cylc (Snow Hill, Md.), $315

1. Craig Kettler (Leesburg, Va.), $3,825*
2. Arleen Dinneen (Ellicott City, Md.), $815
3. Samantha Ewancio (Berlin, Md.), $625
*Craig Kettler and family has contributed more than $35,000
to the AGH Penguin Swim since 2010.

1. Max Ewancio, age 16 (Berlin, Md.), $725
2. Ben Kettler, age 18 (Leesburg, Va.), $500
3. TIE: Nicholas Gordon, age 14 (Berlin, Md.) $100
& Leila Attia, age 9 (Fallston, MD), $100

Paul Neal (Selbyville, De.), 76 years and 2 days young
YOUNGEST PENGUIN: Grant Kesler (Vienna, Va.), 4 years, 11 months and 3 days old

“Pittsburgh Penguin Bobblehead” Lance Bucheit from Hileman Ice Penguins, (Bishopville, Md.)
MOST CREATIVE: “Octopus,” Debbie Murosky, (Pittson, Pa.)
BEST LITTLE PENGUIN: “Army Sergeant,” Tristan Lorditch, (Lancaster, Pa.)
BEST OVERALL: “Rub-A-Dub-Dub-A-Man-In-A-Tub” Mike Schlegel from It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere, (Breinigsville, Pa.)
BEST TEAM/GROUP: “Candy Kitchen Girls” McKenna Schlegel, Sienna Pearce & Keera Pearce
from It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere, (Breinigsville, Pa. & Effort, Pa.)

On behalf of Atlantic General Hospital/Health System and Foundation,
we would like to thank our Event Sponsors for their generous support...

Legacy Sponsor for 24 Consecutive Years as Title Sponsor
“The Emperor Penguin”
Bull On The Beach & Crab Alley

Glacier Sponsors
Above Aerial
AGH Auxiliary
Princess Royale

Iceberg Sponsors

Igloo Sponsors
ACE Printing & Mailing
Blue Water Development Corp.
Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company
Chris Parypa Photography
Clear Channel Outdoor
Direct Media USA
Dough Roller Restaurants
OC Wasabi
Ocean Downs Casino
Trond’s Pool Care

Icicle Sponsors
Atlantic Dental Cosmetic & Family Dentistry
Atlantic/Smith, Cropper & Deeley
Coffee Beanery 94th Street Ocean City
Delmarva Collections
Delmarva Media Group
Erik Cantine & Earl Cantine
Fisher’s Popcorn of Delaware
Gismondi Insurance Associates
Guerrieri Family Foundation
Jolly Roger Amusement Park
La Quinta Inn & Suites
Red Sun Custom Apparel
The Bank of Delmarva
The Kite Loft
The Original Greene Turtle
Wilmington University

Snowflake Sponsors
Canvas Experts, Inc.
Coastal Tented Events
Dolle’s Candyland
Edward Jones - Max Hutsell
Impact Home Technology
Island Creamery Berlin
Lollipop and Company
Long & Foster - Tom D’Ambrogi
Mann Properties
OC Seacrets
Ocean City Elks Lodge #2645 Ladies Auxiliary
Old Pro Golf
Planet Maze & Lasertron
Rosenfeld’s Jewish Delicatessen
The Bonfire Restaurant
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

The Penguin Swim is a fun, annual event to support our not-for-profit community hospital. Each year, hundreds of Penguins raise funds to help the hospital provide the excellent quality care our community depends on. Individual and Team fundraising efforts by Penguin Swim participants enable Atlantic General to continue to provide that care, but they can’t do it alone! Corporate and community sponsors help make the event a great success as the Penguin Swim is one of our largest fundraisers in support of Atlantic General Hospital’s Mission to create a coordinated care delivery system that will provide access to quality care, personalized service and education to improve individual and community health.

For more information, please contact the AGH Foundation
at 410-641-9671 or
Visit our official Penguin Swim website at
and our Facebook page at

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