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Register your Team Today for the 14th Annual AGH Penguin Swim

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 on New Year’s Day 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 14th Annual Penguin Swim on January 1. And, each is imparted with the challenge of making the event bigger and better than ever before.

The Atlantic General Hospital Foundation has a fun-filled event planned for Penguins who are willing to take a dip in the Atlantic and for all who want to cheer them on. Registration starts at noon on January 1, 2008 in the Atrium at the Princess Royale, with the swim starting at 1 pm.

Wonderful prizes will be awarded to our brave Penguins who for getting wet for a good cause. Penguins that raise $25 will have their choice of a drawstring cinch sack, beanie hat or mittens. 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 a beach chair with carrying bag 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 the Development Office at 410-641-9644 or send an e-mail to