Berlin, Md. – The air is turning cooler and leaves are falling from the trees: You know what that means. It’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions and signing up for the AGH Penguin Swim. This New Year’s Day marks the 20th anniversary for the event, which has become a local tradition on the Shore.
In honor of this special anniversary, the swim will be even more festive this year. Frankie, the miniature trick pony, will be entertaining the masses, and ice sculptor Erik Cantine will create a throne of ice for photo ops.
Penguins are encouraged to come wearing costumes to be eligible for prizes. In response to popular demand, the team category has been divided; prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place for businesses’ teams as well as the top teams for community groups and organizations.
Individual and team participants can register now to start collecting donations.
For more information or to register, visit penguinswim.atlanticgeneral.org. Find the event on Facebook at facebook.com/penguinswim or call the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation office at 410-641-9671.
20th Annual Penguin Swim
Princess Royale Hotel Atrium
91st Street and the Ocean
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
2-4 p.m. Advance Check In
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
11:30 a.m. Registration Begins
1 p.m. Swim
Proceeds from the event, gathered through corporate sponsorships and participant fundraising, support the strategic plans undertaken by Atlantic General Hospital to uphold their mission to improve individual and community health. Atlantic General Hospital is a 501(c) 3 organization.
About Atlantic General Hospital
Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) Counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md. combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 25 primary care provider and specialist offices, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.
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