The 2011 Penguin Swim, to benefit Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, as seen from above.PHOTO COURTESY DON HARRIS(Nov. 30, 2012) There’s one more thing to add to that holiday to-do list, and it doesn’t involve a turkey dinner or gift-wrapping. It’s signing up for Atlantic General Hospital’s 19th annual Penguin Swim.
Individual and team participants can register now to start gathering donations in preparation for the annual New Year’s Day event, which has become a local tradition on the Shore.
Participants in the Penguin Swim will gather in the Princess Royale Hotel Atrium, located at 91st Street and the ocean, on Tuesday, Jan. 1. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the plunge into the chilly ocean will take place at 1 p.m.
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.
For more information or to register, individuals and teams should visitwww.penguinswim.atlanticgeneral.org or www.facebook.com/penguinswim, or call the Atlantic General Hospital Foundation office at 410-641-9671.