NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) — Brave swimmers dove into the ice-cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean several times on Saturday for the Special Olympics Rhode Island Super Plunge.
“Super Plungers” began jumping in the water at Salty Brine State Beach around 12:00 p.m. Saturday and will continue to do so for 24 hours; then at noon Sunday those participating in the Torch Run Plunge will join them.
Pre-registration was offered for the Torch Run Plunge, but those interested in participating can still sign up at the beach on Sunday; registration begins at 10:00 a.m.
There is a $50 minimum donation to plunge; all the money raised from the event benefits Special Olympics Rhode Island.
The organization’s goal is to raise $50,000. Anyone interested in donating can visit the Special Olympics Rhode Island website.