Thank you for another successful Penguin Swim!
THANK YOU to all of our participating Penguins, their supporters, and everyone who helped to make the 19th Annual Atlantic General Hospital Penguin Swim on January 1st a success! The conditions weren’t optimal, with an air temperature hovering around 48 degrees and overcast skies, but that didn’t stop the more than 660 participants and countless spectators from enjoying the day. To date, the 19th annual event has raised more than $80,000 for Atlantic General Hospital.
We are so grateful for the outpouring of support this year from Event Sponsors and those who joined us New Year's Day. Things would not have run so smoothly without the support of our volunteers – thank you to each and every one of you! Special thanks to our Event Chair, Patricia Ilczuk-Lavanceau. We cannot thank Patricia enough for her 4 years of leadership and dedication as the Penguin Swim event chair.
Sal Fasano, the 2014 Penguin Swim Event Chair, and the event committee members invite everyone to return and bring their family and friends to the Princess Royale on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 for our 20th Annual Penguin Swim!
Our top fundraisers were:
1. Craig Kettler (Leesburg, Va.) with $3,460
2. Butch “Woody” German (Baltimore, Md.) with $2,194
3. Bill Mitchell (Laurel, Md.) with $575
1. Bull on the Beach (Ocean City, Md.) with $25,000
2. The Parke Penguins (Ocean Pines, Md.) with $9,455
3. Ocean City Ravens Roost #44 (Ocean City, Md.) with $5,306
Individual – 18 & Under Division
1. Benjamin Kettler (Leesburg, Va.) with $380
2. Jacob Shockley (Ocean City, Md.) with $250
3. Kara Styron (Joppa, Md.) with $150
Team - 18 & Under Division
1. Stephen Decatur High School (Berlin, Md.) with $1,804
2. Maryland Tree Service (Davidsonville, Md.) with $300
3. Crimson Fireballs (Salisbury, Md.) with $250
Prizes were also awarded for the youngest and oldest swimmers and winners of the costume contest.
Youngest Penguin: Lilianna Browning (6 months old)
Oldest Penguin: Sylvia Angstadt (79 years young)
Costume Contest Winners
Best Overall: Butch Lorditch (Reinholds, Pa.)
Most Spirited: Dave Kelley (Alexandria, Va.)
Most Creative: Cy Tertel (Whitehall, Pa.)
Best Little Penguin: Alexis Iovacchini (Salisbury, Md.)
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