Special Olympics Super Plunge Challenge kicks off Saturday

South County

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (WPRI) — The Special Olympics Super Plunge Challenge will kick off Saturday afternoon when 21 people will dive into the icy ocean 24 times at Salty Brine Beach in Narragansett.

It’s all to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Rhode Island. Super plungers will be racing into the ocean once an hour for 24 hours, one of which is Eyewitness News reporter Caroline Goggin.

“Each one of these athletes, they all have a disability but we don’t see their disabilities. We see all of their abilities, and that’s what strives me,” Super Plunger Rick LaBreche said. “Seeing what my daughter can do, not can’t do. It’s all positive.”

On Sunday, there will be the 12th annual Torch Run Plunge. Hundreds of people will dive into the freezing waters at noon.

Eyewitness News anchor Mike Montecalvo, Meteorologist Tony Petrarca and Eyewitness Sports Director Yianni Kourakis will also be participating.

WPRI 12 and Fox Providence are proud sponsors of this event.

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