Penguin Swim

Thank You! The 2018 Penguin Swim Raised $110,000!

879 Penguins and 47 Teams participated in the 23rd Annual Penguin Swim on Sunday, January 1, 2017 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 2017 Penguin Swim!

Thank You to the Penguin Swim Committee for their hard work
and dedication to make this event a success!
Michael Cylc, Committee Chair
Kevin Andrade
Phillip Cheung
Valarie D’Ambrogi
Sal Fasano
Aaron Finney
Shou Goldberg
Angie Hayden
Madalaine How
Gary Miller
Colby Phillips
Emily Tunis
Kathy Drew, Special Events Committee Chair
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 Cantine, Ice Sculptor
Lollipop, Face Painter
The Mermaids
Sherman the Shorebird
The many AGH Associates and Community Member Volunteers
who helped with this event!

Top Fundraisers

Team – Business Category

  1. Bull on the Beach (Ocean City, Md.), $35,645*
  2. AGH Poppin’ Penguins (Berlin, Md.), $2,202
  3. Jetseal (Bel Air, Md.), $250

*The Bull on the Beach team has contributed more than $478,000 to the AGH Penguin Swim since it started.

Team – Community Groups Category

  1. Ocean City Ravens Roost #44 (Ocean City, Md.), $13,485
  2. PrengaPenguins (Berlin, Md.), $1,175
  3. It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere (Port Jefferson Station, NY), $1,046

Team - 18 & Under Category

  1. Team Parker (Gaithersburg, Md.), $500
  2. Team Cylc (Snow Hill, Md.), $388
  3. O’Jettskis (Ocean City, Md.), $325

Individual - Adult 19 & Over Division

  1. Craig Kettler (Leesburg, Va.), $5,150
  2. “Woody” Butch German (Baltimore, Md.), $2,191
  3. Lilliana Franklin (Berlin, Md.), $1,100

Individual – 18 & Under Division

  1. Nicholas Franklin, age 14 (Berlin, Md.), $1,100
  2. Max Ewancio, age 15 (Berlin, Md.), $640
  3. Samantha Ewancio, age 18 (Berlin, Md.), $590

Youngest Penguin: Hazel Long (Berlin, Md.) (8 months and 23 days)
Oldest Penguin: Papa Joe Gaffney (Selbyville, De.) (83 years and 10 months young)

Costume Contest

  • Best Overall Costume – “King Neptune”, Butch Lorditch (Denver, Pa.)
  • Most Spirited – “Clowns in Pajamas” from Kylie’s Penguins, the Rolfes family (Reisterstown, Md.)
  • Most Creative - “Shark Eating Kid” from It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere, Mike Schlegel (Breiningsville, Pa.)
  • Best Little Penguin - “Clark Kent/Superman” Jay Kettler (Leesburg, Va.)
  • Best Team/Group Costume – “Winter Princesses” from It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere, McKenna Schlegel, Sienna and Keera Pearce (Breiningsville and 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
"The Emperor Penguin" - Bull on the Beach
for 23 consecutive years as title sponsor

Glacier Sponsors – $5,000 and Up

Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary
Princess Royale

Iceberg Sponsors – $2,500-$4,999

Hardwire LLC

Igloo Sponsors – $1,000-$2,499

Above Aerial
Bluewater Development Corp.
Casino at Ocean Downs
Chris Parypa Photography
Clear Channel Outdoor
Direct Media USA
Dough Roller Restaurants
Fisher’s Popcorn of Delaware
OC Wasabi
Trond’s Pool Care, LLC

Icicle Sponsors – $500-$999

Coffee Beanery 94th Street
Gismondi Insurance
Guerrieri Family Foundation
Impact Home Technology
La Quinta Inn & Suites – Ocean City
Sportland Arcade
The Kite Loft
The Voice Radio Network
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art
Wilmington University

Snowflake Sponsors – $100-$499

Burley Oak Brewing
Chick-fil-A West Ocean City
Funcade Family Fun Center
Gregory & Associates, LLC
Lollipop Face Painting
OC Massage
Ocean City Parrothead Club
Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks
Old Pro Golf
Planet Maze/Lasertron
Red Sun Custom Apparel
Rosenfeld's Jewish Delicatessen
The Bonfire Restaurant
The Home Depot – Ocean City #2578
The Original Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille

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
Visit our official Penguin Swim website at
and our Facebook page at

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