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AGH PENGUIN SWIM 2018 APPROACHING - Individuals and teams are invited to register now

Berlin, Md. – It’s almost time for our 24th Annual Penguin Swim to be held on New Year’s Day – Monday, January 1, 2018. As always, the swim will be held at the Princess Royale Hotel, Oceanfront and 91st Street in Ocean City, MD. Get ready to dunk your penguin tail in the icy-cold Atlantic Ocean! Ocean City beach will be flooded with Penguins and it’s all for a good cause!

The Atlantic General Hospital Foundation is inviting individuals and teams to join in the fundraising. More than thirteen teams and fifty individuals have already registered and more are joining every day!

This year, event day registration will begin at 10:00 a.m., ending promptly at 12:30 p.m., with the main event at 1:00 p.m. on the beach. The time in between will be chock full of fun activities the whole family will enjoy: carnival games, face painting, mermaids and more. For advance check-in and registration, go to the Princess Royale in the Premier Lobby from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and you can be eligible for a pre-registration incentive prize.

Special recognition awards will be given to Oldest and Youngest Penguins. Trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place will be awarded to those who raise the most money in divisions for Individuals – Adults and 18 & under, and Teams – Businesses, Community Groups/Organizations, and Youth/Family. There will also be prizes awarded for the best costumes. All Penguins will receive an official 2018 AGH Penguin Swim short-sleeve t-shirt for their $25 registration fee. Additional incentive prizes can be earned based on individual fundraising efforts!

Individual and team participants can register now to start collecting donations. For more information, to view this year’s shirts and prizes, or to register, visit or text PENGUIN to 51555. Find the event on social media using #OCPenguinSwim, like us on Facebook at, or call the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation office at 410-641-9671 for more information.

The Details:

24th Annual AGH Penguin Swim

Princess Royale Hotel

91st Street Oceanfront

Sunday, December 31, 2017

2:00-4:00 p.m. Pre-Registration/Advance Check-In and Prize Pick Up – Premier Lobby (lower level)

Monday, January 1, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration and Check In – Premier Lobby (lower level)
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Carnival games and more – Atrium

12:45 p.m. Bull on the Beach team parade down the beach

1:00 p.m. Swim

1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony – Atrium

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.

Thank You to this year’s Event Sponsors:

“The Emperor Penguin” and Legacy Sponsor – Bull on the Beach/Crab Alley for 24 consecutive years as Title Sponsor

Glacier Sponsors – Atlantic General Hospital Auxiliary, D3Corp, Princess Royale Oceanfront Resort & Condominiums, Above Aerial

Iceberg Sponsors – Hardwire LLC, WRDE TV

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

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

Snowflake Sponsors – Coastal Tented Events, Impact Home Technology, The Bonfire Restaurant, Lollipop and Company, Planet Maze & Lasertron, Old Pro Golf, Dolle’s Candyland, The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Island Creamery Berlin, Canvas Experts

Special Thanks to our Carnival Games and Prizes Sponsors:

Bluewater Development, Funcade and Sportland

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