Plunge for Preemies

PLUNGE FAQS  

What is the Plunge for Preemies?
The Plunge for Preemies is an event where participants collect pledges to brave the cold and jump into the frigid ocean waters for a great cause! Plungers must raise a minimum of $50 in pledges (or personal donation) to participate. All pre-registered participants will receive an event t-shirt and a ticket to our Post Plunge Party. Click HERE to learn more about fundraising incentive prizes and awards. 

Who does the Plunge Fore Preemies benefit? 
Project Sweet Peas is a registered nonprofit (EIN# 27-3679594) that provides care packages to families with a child in the ICU, and bereavement packages to those who experience a pregnancy or infant loss. For more information on the organization visit: www.projectsweetpeas.com

How much do I need to raise to take The Plunge? 
$50 minimum raised in pledges or personal donation.  

How do I turn in the money raised?
Pledges and donations can be turned in at the registration table the day of the Plunge, made online through your personal fundraising page, or mailed to: Project Sweet Peas, 45 Boylston St, Warwick, RI 02889  

How far do I have to go into the water? 
We would like to see participants go up to their waist to complete the plunge, however we do not have any strict rules and everyone who touches the water will be considered a "Plunger".  

How old do I have to be to plunge?
We do not have any age restrictions for this event. All minors must have a guardian sign the waiver.    

Is there a place to change before/after The Plunge?
We have use of locker rooms with showers and a steam room to change and clean up after the Plunge. 

Can I come and just watch? 
Spectators are welcome to come and cheer on our plunge participants! We also invite spectators to join us for our Post Plunge Party. Spectators must buy tickets to the party in advance on the website.  We are expecting to sell out prior to the event. 

What is there to do before/during/after The Plunge? 
Registration opens at 11am. We will have live music, kid's activities and team photo opportunities during the registration period. The Plunge will take place promptly at 12:30pm. Following the Plunge will be our Post Plunge Party with food, music, entertainment, silent auction, raffle, and more!  

What should I wear to The Plunge? 
For safety reasons water shoes, sneakers, or crocs are REQUIRED. Flip flops and bare feet are not allowed. Plunge participants are not allowed to wear wet suits. Costumes are encouraged and we will be giving out awards to the best costumed plunge participants! Bathing suits, shorts, t-shirts, etc... are also fine. 

Spectators should dress warmly in layers so they can join inside following The Plunge.

What types of payments are accepted? 
Credit cards are accepted online only. Cash, money orders, and checks are accepted during the event. Checks should be made out to "Project Sweet Peas". 

 

EVENT DAY INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLUNGERS  

Plunge Time and Location:  Plungers should arrive at Warwick Country Club between 11:00am - 12:00pm. Visit the pre-registration table to drop off any money collected, and pick up your Plunger Packet and incentive rewards. Each Plunger Packet will have your t-shirt, program, event ticket, and official “I took the Plunge for Preemies” ribbon. We will start the Plunge promptly at 12:30pm, so please do not be late!  

Plunge Attire:  Costumes are encouraged! We will be hosting a Plunger costume contest with prizes for best individual costumes, and group themed costumes. SHOES ARE MANDATORY  on the beach and in the water to protect your feet. Remember to bring a change of clothes for after the Plunge to attend our Post Plunge Party at the Village Inn. Wet clothes will not be permitted inside the hotel. We will have changing facilities available at the beach.   

Plunge Party:  All Plungers who have raised a minimum of $50 are welcome to attend our Post Plunge Party immediately following The Plunge. The Plunge Party will have music, food, entertainment, photo booth, silent auction, raffle, kid’s entertainment and more! Additional guests and spectators can purchase a ticket to the Plunge Party on our website. This event is expected to sell out, so tickets may not be offered at the door.    

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